Bulbophyllum cuneatum Rolfe 1905

Collection sheet and drawing by Ames and The Philippine Botanical Website

Part Shade Hot Warm Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Cuneate Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations up to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a stout, woody rhizome enveloped by brown, imbricating bracts giving rise to very small pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, very leathery, oblong, rounded apically, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a sharply recurving, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905 The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippina Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;