Bulbophyllum reflexiflorum H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Kinethrix Schlechter 1910

Inflorescence Photos by Rita Landy and the I Naturalist Website

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

Full shadeCold LATE Summer Fall

Common Name The Reflexed Flower Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .88 [2.2 cm] long

Found in Madagascar in montane erinaceous scrub and lichen rich forests at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with .4 [1 cm] between each, widely ovoid to subspherical, 3 to 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly oblong, shortly attenuate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a basal, erect, peduncle 5.2 [13 cm] long, enveloped almost completely by 6 to 7, obtuse, elongated, obtuse, adpressed sheaths, 8 to 14.8" [20 to 37 cm] long, rachis cylindrical, not thicker than the apex of the peduncle, slightly verrucose, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with persistent, reflexed, narrowly lanceolate, thin, scarious, 3 veined, shorter nthan the pedicel floral bracts and carrying compressed, somewhat drooping flowers.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bosseri K.Lemcke 1999; Bulbophyllum comosum H.Perrier 1937; Bulbophyllum inauditum Schltr. 1925; Bulbophyllum pogonochilum Summerh. 1951 publ. 1952; Bulbophyllum reflexiflorum subsp. pogonochilum (Summerh.) Bosser 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B comosum; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B inauditum Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009

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