Bulbophyllum exile Ames 1908 SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Slim Bulbophyllum [refers to the floral segments]

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long

Found on Mindanao in the Philippines on Mt Apo at elevations around 1800 to 1850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .6 to .8" between each, longitudinally rugose, obpyriform, obliquely flattened, pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, setiform apically, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms on a basal, or in between the pseudobulbs from the rhizome, filiform, providede with a tubular,sheath-like bract, single flowered inflorescence with tubular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide;