Bulbophyllum hyalinum Schltr. 1924 SECTION Pantoblepharon Schlechter 1925

Photo by Labatt and The JSTOR Website


Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Transparent Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2 [5 mm]

Found in Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 400 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with compressed, short, ovoid to subglobose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong to lingulate-oblong, shortly contracted below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer through fall on a basal, erect, very thin, peduncle provided with a few sheaths, 1.4 [3.5 cm] long, rachis 1.8 [4.5 cm] long, flexous, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8cm] long, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with thin, oval-apiculate, longer than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying live white flowers becoming hyaline when dried.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;