Bulbophyllum cubicum Ames 1922 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Drawing by Ames and The Flickr Website


Common Name The Cubic? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, narrolwy pear shaped pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery, strap shaped, wide at the apex, minutely apiculate, narrowing towards the base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on numerous, slender, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a whitish, dry, funnel-shaped bract and carrying a blue and brown flower.

"A small group of similar looking species to B entobaptum from Sulawesi with ciliate petals and a more or less ciliate median sepal exists, all originating from the Philippines: B. aestivale Ames and B. cubicum Ames have a lip with much shorter keels proximally on the adaxial side, and a wider top part; B. apoense, has acute-acuminate petals and a glabrous lip." J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008


References * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:140 fig 28 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;