Bulbophyllum nitens Jum. & H.Perrier 1912 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

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Plant and Flowers Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Cool WinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning Snake-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .3 [7.5 mm]

Found in east northeastern Madagascar in lichen rich, humid, evergreen forests on plateau at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] between each oblong pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, lanceolate leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, reflexed to horizontal rachis at angle to peduncle, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, 10 to 14.4" " [25 to 36 cm] long overall, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum nitens var. intermedium H.Perrier 1937; Bulbophyllum nitens var. majus H.Perrier 1937; Bulbophyllum nitens var. minus H.Perrier 1937; Bulbophyllum nitens var. pulverulentum H.Perrier 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo good; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007 as Bulbophyllum nitens var. intermedium; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007 as Bulbophyllum nitens var. majus; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007 as Bulbophyllum nitens var. pulverulentum; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 as Bulbophyllum nitens var. intermedium; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 as Bulbophyllum nitens var. majus; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 as Bulbophyllum nitens var. pulverulentum

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