Bulbophyllum curranii Ames 1912 SECTION Aeschynanthoides Carr 1930

Plant and Flowers in situ Philippines

Photos by Ravan Schneider and The Bulbophyllum A von Bis Z Website

Part Shade Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning Curran's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a vine-like, very slender, elongated rhizome giving rise to minute pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, leathery, elliptic-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms in the summer on a very short, to .24" [to 6 mm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying the flowers in pairs.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;