Bulbophyllum debile Bosser 1989 publ. 1990 SECTION Lichenophylax Photos courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Full shadeWarm

Common Name or Meaning The Weak Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [7mm]

Found in east northeastern Madagascar in mossy and lichen rich forests at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to obliquely obovoid-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a few, small, in a tuft, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide