Bulbophyllum davidii (Cootes & Boos) J.M.H.Shaw 2017 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

Side Angle

Plant and Flower

Photos by Egon Krosgaard

Common Name David's Bulbophyllum [Dr David De Leon, Granfather of the owner of the holotype 1980's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found on Mindanoa island of the Philippines at elevations around 700 meters as a medium to large sized, warm, pendulous growing epiphyte with a branching rhizome enveloped by persistent, papery sheaths and giving rise at .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long intervals, 4 angled, slightly copressed, oblong, brown with a purplish tinge, upper surface grooved basally pseudobulbs and carrying a single, apical, ovate to oblong, involute margins, appearing tubular, distinctly grooved above, obtus apically, leathery, purplish brown above, dark green beneath leaves that blooms in the winter on a basal, successively single to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Epicranthes davidii Cootes & Boos 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * The Orchideen Journal 1/10/2015 photo fide