Bulbophyllum arrectum Kraenzl. 1921 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Plant and Flower

Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Part shade Hot Fall

Common Name

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines as a small sized, unifoliate, hot growing orchid with ovoid, slightly compressed, lightly grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, leathery, oblong-obtuse leaf that blooms in the fall on a 2" [5 cm] long infloresence with 2 oblong, obtuse bracts and lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts all carrying 8 to 10 crowded, subumbellate flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;