Bulbophyllum ruginosum H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep

Inflorescence Photos by Madabulbo and The Madagascar Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4 [1 cm] long or less

Found in northern Madagascar in montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] between each, heavily sheathed, suborbicular pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, broadly elliptic leaves that persist when it blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, thin, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, to 50 flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009

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