Bulbophyllum leytense Ames 1915 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Collection sheet and Drawing by © Ames and The Asia Botany Website


Common Name The Leyte Bulbophyllum [An island in the Philippines]

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in Leyte the Philippines on trees near streams in the foothills at elevations of 200 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with 2.4" [6 cm] between each very small pseuobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, oblong, 2" [5 cm] long, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a erect to arching, shorter than the leaf, rachis to 2.8" [7 cm] long, 4" [10 cm] long overall, to 15 flowered inflorescence.

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