Bulbophyllum hamelinii W.Watson 1893 SECTION Alcistachys Schlechter 1924 Photo by Olaf Pronk

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Common Name Hamelin's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar in humid, evergreen forests at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a large sized [largest in Madagascar], warm to cool growing epiphyte with discoid, compressed, pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, elliptic leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, [4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, arcuate, densely many flowered inflorescence with malodorous flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum hamelinii Rolfe 1902 nom. illeg.

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

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