Bulbophyllum ophiuchus Ridl. 1912 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Flower Detail

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

Full Shade Warm Cool LATERSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning Snake-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2 [5 mm]

Found in east northeastern Madagascar in humid, evergreen forests on plateau at elevations around 900 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with subcylindrical, 4 angled, yellow pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, lanceolate leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on an erect, rachis 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, thickened, dull red, 20" [50 cm] long overall, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum ophiuchus var. baronianum H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007; Bulbophyllum mangoroanum Schltr. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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 Bulbophyllum ophiuchus var. baronianum ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 as Bulbophyllum ophiuchus var. baronianum;

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