Bulbophyllum aquinoi (Cootes, M.Leon & Naive) J.M.H.Shaw 2017 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f. 1883

TYPE Photo by © Miguel David Deleon and the The Phytoimages Website

Part Shade cool LATER Spring

Common Name Aquino’s Bulbophyllum [Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III, 15th President of the Philippines current]

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao Island on mossy trees as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical, terete, pendulous, branching rhizome enveloped completely by dried cataphyls with .2 to 1” [.5 to 2.5 cm] between each, four angled, slightly flattened, curved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, broadly ovate, leathery, apex acute, margins revolute leaf that blooms in the later spring on a basal, peduncle short, successively 1, few flowered inflorescence.

”Bulbophyllum aquinoi can be compared to . glebodactyla Suarez and Cootes, but it differs in the shape and number of petal appendages (three vs ten), and the much narrower dorsal and lateral sepals. B aquinoi can also be compared to B davidii Cootes & Boos, but differs by the number of the appendages, and shape of the stelidia on the tip of the column.” Cabactulan, M.D. De Leon, Cootes, and Pimentel 2019

Synonyms *Epicranthes aquinoi Cootes, M.Leon & Naive 2016

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; OrchideenJ. 4(3): 3 Cootes, M.Leon & Naive 2016 as Epicranthes aquinoi photo fide;