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


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 ; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 11 2005 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide