Bulbophyllum jamaicense Cogn. 1909

Plant and Flowers

Photo By Christian Gegenbauer

Common Name The Jamaican Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Jamaica in open rocky woodsat elevations around 150 to 900 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, globose, wrinkled pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, ovate-lanceolate, dark green, leathery leaf that blooms in the winter through summer on a basal, 3.6" [9 cm] long, arching to pendant, racemose, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing ok; Orchids of Jamaica Gloudon & Tobisch 1995; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018