Bulbophyllum catenulatum Kraenzl. 1921 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant and Flower

Photos courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Common Name The Chain-Shaped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3/8" [1.2 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 1000 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte with crowded, squarish to ovate-conical, slightly compressed and grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, leathery, lanceolate, very shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, to 2" [to 5 cm] long, very thin inflorescence with small acute bracts and has the single flower held above the leaves.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 6 1997 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #1 2014 photo fide;