Bulbophyllum charishampeliae (Cabactulan, M.Leon, Cootes & R.B.Pimentel) R.Rice 2019 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f. 1883

TYPE Photo by © Miguel David De Leon and the The Phytoimages Website

Part Shade cool Winter

Common Name Charis A. Hampel’s Bulbophyllum [American orchid collector, enthusiast, and nurserywoman current]

Flower Size .8” [2 cm]

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao Island on mossy trees at elevations around 1440 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical, pendent, branching rhizome enveloped completely by dried cataphyls with .6” [1.5 cm] between each, clustered, oblong , four angled, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic-ovate, concave, leathery green, sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on an axillary, peduncle short, terete, .24” [6 mm] long, provided with 2 tubular sheaths, successively 1 to 2, few flowered inflorescence with short much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

”Bulbophyllum charishampeliae is most similar to Bulbophyllum stenomeris J.J. Verm. and O’Byrne, from section Epicranthes, but differs in the ornamentation of the labellum, which in B. charishampeliae is vesiculate, whereas the labellum of Bulb. stenomeris is almost glabrous; and the column of B. charishampeliae which bears a single, downward-pointing tooth, whereas the column of Bulb. stenomeris bears two, downward-pointing teeth.” Cabactulan, M.D. De Leon, Cootes, and Pimentel 2019

Synonyms *Epicranthes charishampeliae Cabactulan, M.Leon, Cootes & R.B.Pimentel 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; OrchideenJ. 6(2): 15 Cabactulan, M.Leon, Cootes & R.B.Pimentel 2018 as Epicranthes charishampeliae photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 19(1): 21 - 22 Naive, Calaramo etal 2019;