Bulbophyllum nigriflorum H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Pantoblepharon Schlechter 1925

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

Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Black Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with orbicular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear-oblanceolate, apiculate leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, erect, thin, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, 6 to 21 flowered inflorescence with obtuse, 1/3 as long as the pedicel 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