Bulbophyllum francoisii H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Bulbophyllum G A Fischer & J J Vermeullen in prep Drawing by Perrier and The Plant Illustrations Website

Full Shade Hot Cool LATEWinter Spring

Common Name or Meaning Francois's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in Madagascar in coastal humid evergreen forests at elevations around sea level to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical,oblanceolate leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 2" or longer than 2.8" [5 cm or longer than 7 cm], 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum andrangense H.Perrier 1939; Bulbophyllum francoisii var. andrangense (H.Perrier) Bosser 1965

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 as Bulbophyllum francoisii var. andrangense ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo good;