Bulbophyllum sambiranense Jum. & H.Perrier 1912 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website


Common Name The Sambirano Bulbophyllum [A river of Madagascar]

Flower Size 1/4" [7.5 to 8 mm]

Found in humid, deciduous to evergreen forests of northern and northwest Madagascar at elevations around 100 to 1900 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with .2 to .3" [1 to 1.5 cm] between each oblong, slightly compressed, 4 to 5 angled pseudobulb carrying 2 apical, thick, oval-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long inflorescence which carries towards the apex a thickened rachis with the flowers embedded into it's cavities

Synonyms Bulbophyllum sambiranense var. ankeranense H.Perrier 1937; Bulbophyllum sambiranense var latibractiatum Perrier ex Hermans 2007;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007 as B sambiranense var latibractiatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 2 2009 photo as B sambiranense var ankeranense; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide