!Bulbophyllum nutans (Thouars) Thouars 1822 SECTION Bulbophyllum Ga Fischer & J J Vermeullen in prep TYPE for the section

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Inflorescence Photo in situ Montagne D'Ambre, Madagascar courtesy of Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Part ShadeLATESpring THROUGHFall

Common Name or Meaning The Nodding Bulbophyllum [refers to the flowers positiion]

Flower Size .4"[1 cm]

Found in Zanzabar and Madagascar in humid forests on shady rocks as a miniature sized lithophyte or epiphyte with ovoid, subtetragonical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by an oval sheath and carrying an apical, erect, linear-ligulate, bilobulbate apically, compressed basally leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall on a basal, thin, longer than the leaf, lateral then pendant, thicker through the rachis, several flowered, inflorescence with reddish, narrowly adpressed bracts and triangular-acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum ambohitrense H.Perrier 1937; Bulbophyllum andringitranum Schltr. 1924; Bulbophyllum nutans var. variifolium (Schltr.) Bosser 1965; Bulbophyllum serpens Lindl. 1830; Bulbophyllum variifolium Schltr. 1924; Cymbidium reptans Sw. 1799; Dendrobium reptans (Sw.) Sw.1805; *Phyllorchis nutans Thouars 1819;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 as B andringitranum drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/1981; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007 as B nutans var variifolium; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 as Bulbophyllum nutans var. variifolium; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 drawing good; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015;