Bulbophyllum canlaonense Ames 1912 SECTION Minutissima Pfitzer 1888

Photo by Roland Amsler and his Orchideen Amsler Facebbok Page

TYPE Drawing and collection sheet

TYPE Sheet and drawing by Ames

Full shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Canloan Mountain Bulbophyllum [A mountain on Negros Island Philippines]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found on the island of Negros in the Philippines at 1300 to 2300 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a long creeping , very slender, wiry, with .8 to 41.6" [2 to 4 cm] between each rounded, grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, nearly sessile, elliptic-oblong, entire apically, very fleshy leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, eret, to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a purple, carmine with yellow striped, bell shaped flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;