Bulbophyllum jimcootesii (Cabactulan, M.Leon & R.B.Pimentel) R.Rice 2019 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f. 1883

TYPE Photo by © Miguel David De Leon and the The Phytoimages Website

Part Shade cool Winter

Common Name Jim Cootes’ Bulbophyllum [Australian author, expert and lover of Philippine orchid species current]

Flower Size .72” [1.8 cm]

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao Island on mossy trees at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical, pendulous rhizome enveloped completely by dried cataphyls with .48” [1.2 cm] between each, clustered, four angled, slightly flattened, oblong-ovate, dessicated, brown with a purplish tinge pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ovate to oblong, involute edges, appearing tubular, distinctly grooved above, obtuse, leathery, dark green beneath, purplish brown above leaf that blooms in the winter on a basal, peduncle short, .4” [1 cm] long, provided with 2 tubular sheaths, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

”Bulbophyllum jimcootesii is most similar to B. davidii, but differs in the number of appendages on the petals, which in B. jimcootesii number up to 10 on each side, whereas the petal appendages of B. davidii number up to 6 on each side; the labellum of B. jimcootesii is heavily papillose on its sides and underside, whereas the labellum of B. davidii is glabrous.”Cabactulan, M.D. De Leon, Cootes, and Pimentel 2019

Synonyms *Epicranthes jimcootesii Cabactulan, M.Leon & R.B.Pimentel 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; OrchideenJ. 6(2): 15 Cabactulan, M.Leon, Cootes & R.B.Pimentel 2018 as Epicranthes jimcootesii photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 19(1): 21 - 22 Naive, Calaramo etal 2019;