Bulbophyllum platypodum H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

DrawingDrawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Hot Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Pointed Calyx Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm] long

Found in central and east central Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations around 400 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblanceolate leaves that blooms spring on an erect, very slender, flattened peduncle to 12.8" [32 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with subdistichous flowers.

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

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