Bulbophyllum imerinense Schltr. 1925 SECTION Kinethrix Schlechter 1910 Photo by © Alain Petitjean and MADAGASCAR ET SES ORCHIDÉES Website

Full shadeCoolLATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Imerina Bulbophyllum [An area of northern Madagascar]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in central Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid, angular pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly oblong leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a basal, 8 to 12" [ 20 to 30 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Similar to B viguieri but with much longer, 2 leaved pseudobulbs, alonger inflorescence and narrower sepals, a .14 to .16" [3.5 to 4mm] wide, thick, ligulate lip with 2 short erect ridges at the base and 2 lateral rows of white hairs.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum clavigerum H.Perrier 1951

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

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