Bulbophyllum hildebrandtii Rchb.f. 1881 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep Photo by Madabulbo and The Madagascar Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing of B maculatum Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Type of B melanopogon Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade HotWarm LATE Fall THROUGH Spring

Common Name Hildebrandt's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] long

Found in Madagascar in seasonally dry, deciduous forests at elevations of sealevel to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] between each 4 angled, yellow pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, lanceolate to oblong-ligulate leaves that blooms in the late fall through spring on a basal, erect, thin, rachis fractiflex, to 6" [15 cm] long, to 6.8 [17 cm] long overall, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum maculatum Jum. & H.Perrier 1912; Bulbophyllum madagascariense Schltr. 1915; Bulbophyllum melanopogon Schltr. 1918; Phyllorkis hildebrandtii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo good

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