Bulbophyllum cryptophoranthus Garay 1999 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Fragrance Full shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Hidden Flower Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines at mid range elevations as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .6" [1.5 cm] btween each obliquely ovoid, slightly compressed pseudobulb carrying a single apical, erect, leathery, oblong-elliptic, narrowing below intothe petiolae base leaf that blooms on an erect, peduncel slightly compressed, to 8" [20 cm] long, with distichous, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, laterally compressed bracts, to 14" [35 cm] long overall, successively single, several flowered inflorscence carrying flowers that are unpleasantly fragrant.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum cryptophoranthoides Garay 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 4 # 2 475-488 Schedulae Orchidum II Garay 1999; Orchid Species Currently in Cultivation Garay 1999 as B cryptophoranthoides drawing fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;