Bulbophyllum erectum Thouars 1822 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar


Common Name The Erect Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in eastern forests of Madagascar at elevations of sea level to 400 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a thin rhizome and 1/2 to 3/4" [1.5 to 2 cm] between each ovoid, 4-angled, obtuse pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ligulate or oblancelate-ligulate leaf that is gradually attenuate toward the base `that blooms in the summer through late winter on a 10" [25 cm] long, enveloped entirely by 7 to 8 adpressed sheaths , rhachis thin, 4" [10 cm] long and slightly arched, fairly loosely to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bulbophyllum calamarioides Schltr. 1924; Bulbophyllum lobulatum Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing ok; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide