Bulbophyllum sarcorhachis Schltr. 1918 SECTION Ploiarium Schleechter 1924

Flower Closeup

Inflorescence and Plant Photos by Poncy and Mobot Madagascar Photo List

Type drawing of B befaonense Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Cold Spring

Common Name The Fleshy Rachis Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4 [1 cm] long or less

Found in eastern Madagascar in humid, lowland, evergreen forests at elevations of sea level to 2600 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte with .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm ] between each oblong, 4 angled pseudobulb carrying 2 apical, erect, elliptic-oblong leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, 4 to 5" [10 to 12.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bulbophyllum befaonense Schltr. 1924; Bulbophyllum sarcorhachis var. befaonense (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1937; Bulbophyllum sarcorhachis var. flavomarginatum H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B sarcorhachis var beforonense; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B sarcorhachis var flavomarginatum; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007 as B sarcorhachis var befaonense; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007 as B sarcorhachis var flavomarginatum; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 as B sarcorhachis var beforonenseas; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 as B sarcorhachis var flavomarginatum

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