!Bulbophyllum lyperocephalum Schltr. 1924 SECTION Lyperocephalum Schlechter 1925

TYPE for the section

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

Part ShadeWarm Summer

Common Name or Meaning The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Madagascar in humid lowland and montane forests at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with .6 to 1" between each subglobular to shortly ovoid, reddish pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to oval, obtuse to apiculate, rounded basally leaf that blooms in the summer on a mostly longer than the leaf, peduncle, slightly flexuous, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, rachis, short, capituliform, subglobular, densely 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with oval-apiculate, slightly shorter than the flower bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; rch&output_format=query&ret_defaults=on">IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo good; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014;