Bulbophyllum pachypus Schltr. 1925 SECTION Pachychlamys Sclechter 1924

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Spotted Version Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name The Broad Column Foot Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3/8" to 1/2" [1.1 to 1.3 cm]

Found in Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 5/8" to 1 1/8" [1.5 to 3 cm] between each ovoid-cylindrical pseudobulb enveloped in youth by large, brown, very thick sheaths and carrying two apical, oblong-ligulate to ligulate, gradually and slightly attenuate towards the base leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on a basal, incurved, 8" [20 cm] long, loosely 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with 6 to 7 distant sheaths

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014;

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