Bulbophyllum copelandi Ames 1905 - See Bulbophyllum cheiri Lindl. 1844 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883

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Common Name Copeland's Bulbophyllum [American Botanist in the Philippines 1900's]

Flower Size 1 3/8" [3.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines in mangrove swamps as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with 3.2" [8 cm] between each, small, cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, leathery, rigid, elliptic, apically bilobed, conduplicate basally leaf to 6" long and an erect, basal, slender, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence and requires a large mount to accomodate the scrambling growth habit.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905; Orchidaniana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001;