Bulbophyllum clavatum Thouars 1822 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion

Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Type Drawing

Drawing by © Thouars


Common Name The Club Shaped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Mascarenes and Reunion as a small sized epiphyte with an ovoid pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, linear, apically bilobed, bsally clasping leaves that blooms later winter and early spring on a thickened towards the apex, clavate, successively several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bolbophyllaria clavata (Thouars) S.Moore 1877; Phyllorchis clavata (Thouars) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing fide;