Bulbophyllum lipense Ames 1923 SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896

Collection sheet and Drawing by Ames and The Asia Botany Website


Common Name The Lipe Bulbophyllum [?]

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in the Bukidnon region of Mindanao the Philippines on trees in damp forests at elevations of 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] between each pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, apiculate leaf that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a erect to arching, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a single, tubular bract at the base.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Schedul. Orch. 3: 22-23. Ames 1923; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:115 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008