Bulbophyllum afzelii Schltr. 1918 SECTION Lichenophylax Schlechter 1924

Plant and Flower in situ Madagascar Photos by Olivier Reilhes and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

deep Shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Lichen-Loving Bulbophyllum

Flower Size tiny

Found in northern and central Madagascar in mossy and lichen-rich forests at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with very small pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, lanceolate-linear leaves that blooms in the mid summer on a setiform, provided with a small bract, single flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-acute floral bracts

CAUTION!!! I have no way of verifying this determination. References that I have refer the flower color to dark, dull red, but no drawing. Not a game changing factor but.....

Synonyms Bulbophyllum quinquecornutum H.Perrier 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B quinquecornutum; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009

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