Bulbophyllum ptiloglossum H.Wendl. & Kraenzl. 1897 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep

Lip Detail showing fine hairs

Plant and Inflorescence Photos in situ Montagne D'Ambre, Madagascar courtesy of Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Part ShadeWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Feathery Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip and it's fine red hairs]

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in Madagascar in forests as a miniature sized epiphyte with an ovoid, subtetragonical pseudobulb enveloped basally by an oval sheath and carrying an apical, erect, linear-ligulate, bilobulbate apically, compressed basally leaves that blooms in the winter on a basal, thin, longer than the leaf, lateral then pendant, thicker through the rachis, several flowered inflorescence with reddish, narrowly adpressed bracts and triangular-acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1937/1981; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007;