Bulbophyllum alagense Ames 1907 SECTION Minutissima Pfitzer 1888

Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by OrchidMania

to Summer

Common Name The Alag River Bulbophyllum [River in Mindano Philippines]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in the Philippines in mossy forests as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte at elevations around 400 to 500 meters with 3/4" [2 cm] between each, tapered psuedobulb carrying a single apical, ovate, apiculate leaf and blooms in the summer on an upright, basal, very slender, to 3/4" [to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 3 Ames 1908 drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Bulbophyllums and their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide