Bulbophyllum alboaligerum Cootes, Cabactulan, M.Leon & R.B.Pimentel 2018 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Photos by Miguel David De Leon and the The Phytoimages Website

Part Shade cool Winter

Common Name The White Angel Winged Bulbophyllum [refers to the white sepals and their fanciful resemblance to the wings of an angel]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao Island on mossy branches at elevations around 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, clustered, globose, wrinkled pseudobulbs carrying a single, oblong, entirely glabrous leaf that blooms in the winter on a horizontal, basal, peduncleslender, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, to 2" [5 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence

"Bulbophyllum alboaligerum is most similar to Bulb. leproglossum J.J. Vermeulen and Lamb from Borneo. It differs in the edges of the dorsal sepal and the petals, which in Bulb. alboaligerum are slightly erose, whilst the dorsal sepal and petals of Bulb. leproglossum are entire; and the apices of the labellum which in Bulb. alboaligerum is papillose, that of Bulb. leproglossum is glabrous. The lateral sepals are also occasionally adnate as in Bulbophyllum pelicanopsis J.J. Verm & Lamb." Cabactulan, M.D. De Leon, Cootes, and Pimentel 2019


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *OrchideenJ. 6(2): 5 Cabactulan, M.Leon, Cootes & R.B.Pimentel 2018 photo fide;