Bulbophyllum exquisitum Ames 1923 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Collection sheet by Ames and The Filibot Website


Common Name The Exquisite Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 2100 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with cylindric, depressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, leathery, elliptic to oblanceolate, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through early summer on thread-like, slender, basal, erect , .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with dull red flowers.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum macgregorii Ames 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;