Bulbophyllum masoalanum Schltr. 1916 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Inflorescence and Leaves

Photos by Madabulbo and The Bulbophyllum of Madagascar Flickr Website

Another Flower? NOT Photo by Jo Levy and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria 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 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] between each ovoid-conical, 4 angled, pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, oblong-lingulate, obtuse, slightly attenuate into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a refelexed, peduncle provided with 5 sheaths, 10" [25 cm] long overall, rachis thinner, to 2.8 [7 cm] long, clear colored, many flowered inflorescence with according to Cribb 2009 red flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; 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 good; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo good;