Bulbophyllum cephalophorum Garay, Hamer and Siegrist 1996 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Plant and Flowers

Photos by N T Gerald

Common Name The Spherical Inflorescence Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in the Philippines as a miniature sized, cool growing, unifoliate epiphyte at elevations around 1200 meters in central Luzon Island with 2" [5 cm] separating each, ovate to elliptic, unifoliate pseudobulb with very leathery, ovate to elliptic leaves that blooms on an erect, basal, slender, several [15] flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2000 photo ok; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003