Bulbophyllum multiflorum Ridl. 1885 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Common Name The Multi-Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/5 to 1/4" [5 to 6mm]

Found in central and north western Madagascar in humid evergreen forests on tree trunks at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 3/8" between each conical, dark green to red brown pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate-obtuse, attenuate from the center to the base leaf and blooms in the spring on a 10" [25 cm] long, arched, many flowered inflorescence holding the flowers above the leaf

Synonyms Bulbophyllum ridleyi Kraenzl. 1896; Phyllorchis multiflora (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; 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 fide

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