Bulbophyllum pachypus Schltr. 1925 SECTION Pachychlamys Schlechter 1924

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Dalton Holland Baptista

Spotted Version

Photo by Lourens Grobler


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 on a basal, incurved, 8" [20 cm] long, loosely 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with 6 to 7 distant sheaths


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide to the striped flower; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;