Bulbophyllum lancifolium Ames 1912 SECTION Lemniscata Pfitz 1889

Collection sheet by Ames and The Asia Botany Website


Common Name The Spear-Shaped Leaf Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in the Philippines on moss covered tree trunks at elevations around 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with no pseudobulbs with .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] between each erect, leathery, tapering gradually at both ends, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a rachis 4" [10 cm] long, 6" [15 cm] long overall, to 12 flowered inflorescence with several, lanceolate, acute bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;