Bulbophyllum guamense Ames 1914 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

Photo by Lainie Zarones


Drawing by Ames and The University of Halwell Museum Website

Fragrant Part Shade Hot winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Guam Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Guam and the Marianas at elevations under 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing, mat forming epiphyte with .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each, globose, longitudinally rugose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a 10" [25 cm] long, successively single, flowered inflorescence carrying faint, unpleasant, carrion scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Ferns and Orchids of the Mariana Islands Raulerson & Rinehart 1992 photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;