Bulbophyllum erectum Thouars 1822 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep

Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar


Photos by Guy Eric Onjalalaina KMCC and The I Naturalist Website


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 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 late winter, spring and summer 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 1939/81; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B lobulatum; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018;