Bulbophyllum oxycalyx Schltr. 1924 SECTION Elasmotopus Schlechter 1925

TYPE for the section Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Cool Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Pointed Calyx Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm] long

Found in Madagascar in lichen rich evergreen forests at elevations around 1500 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblong-ligulate leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, very slender, peduncle to 4.4" [11 cm] long, filiform, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum caeruleolineatum H.Perrier 1951; Bulbophyllum loxodiphyllum H.Perrier 1951; Bulbophyllum oxycalyx var. rubescens (Schltr.) Bosser 1965; Bulbophyllum rostriferum H.Perrier 1951; Bulbophyllum rubescens Schltr. 1924; Bulbophyllum rubescens var. meizobulbon Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007 as B oxycalyx var rubescens; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo good;

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