Bulbophyllum masoalanum Schltr. 1916 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Inflorescence and Leaves Photos by Madabulbo and The Bulbophyllum of Madagascar Flickr Website

Common Name The Masoala Bulbophyllum [region of Madagascar]

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

Found in the eastern forests of Madagascar at elevations of 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with 1 to 1 1/8" [2.5 to 3 cm] between each ovoid-conical pseudobulb carrying 2 apical leaves that blooms in the spring on a refelexed, 10" [25 cm] long, thinner, many flowered inflorescence with according to Cribb 2009 red flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo ok