Bulbophyllum lyperostachyum Schltr. 1924 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

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

Full shade Cool Cold EARLY Summer

Common Name The ?Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .26 to .28" [6.5 to 7 mm]

Found in northern Madagascar in lichen rich evergreen forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] between each compressed to the substrate, cylindical-conical, enveloped by pale brown sheaths in youth, hard, very thick, rugose pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ligulate, attenuate into the canaliculate-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a basal, erect, peduncle 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, shorter than the leaf, 2.4 to 3.6" [9 to 11 cm] long overall, loosely 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with oval-acuminate, half as long as the flower floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009