Bulbophyllum pandurella Schltr. 1924 SECTION Elasmotopus Schlechter 1925 Photo by Gerhard Vlcek and The Foto-Vision Website

deep Shade Cool Cold EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Little Lute Shaped Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Madagascar in lichen, mossy forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-mniniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, elliptical, obtuse, attenuate at the base, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, [3 to 4.5 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with widely oval, acuminate floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009