Bulbophyllum aeolium Ames 1914 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Plant and Flowers in situ

Photos by David Kuehn

Fragrance Part shade Hot Cool Spring

Common Name The Variable Colored Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in the penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines in tall forests at elevations of 100 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial or epiphyte with 1.6 to 10" [4 to 25 cm] between each distinct, obovoid to ellipsoid, rarely cylindrical, flattened pseudobulb carrying a single elliptic to obovate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect to patent, 1.2 to 14.4" [3 to 36 cm] long, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying coconut scented flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum aeolium subs padansense J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philppiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos fide;