Bulbophyllum multiligulatum H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Kinethrix Schlechter 1910 TYPE Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadeCoolFall

Common Name The Many Ligulate Bulbophyllum [refers to the column represented by #7 in the drawing]

Flower Size 1 [2.5 cm] long

Found in central Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with elongate, narrowly ovate, brilliant yellow orange, 5 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly oblong to oblanceolate, longly attenuate into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, rachis longer than the peduncle, peduncle 1.6 to 3.2 [4 to 8cm] long, provideed with 6 to 7 adpressed sheaths, 2 to 3 times longer than the leaves overall, 9.6 to 22.8 [24 to 57 cm] long, sinuate, laxly 20 to 40 flowered inflorescence with narrow, subacute, mostly half as long as the ovary 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 & Herman 2009