Bulbophyllum aestivale Ames 1915 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Another shot w/ruler

Photos by Ian Chung

Flower from below

Side View of Flower

Photo by Art Vogel

Part ShadeWarm FallWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Summer Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Leyte Philippines at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, pear to egg shaped pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, elliptic-oblong, leathery leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on many, long, slender, erect to ascending, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philppiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. OBYRNE Gard. Bulletin Singapore 60 (1): 73-153 2008; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #1 2014 photo fide;