Bulbophyllum maquilingense Ames & Quisumb. 1932 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Photos by Eric Hunt

Another Flower Aspect

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Nodding aspect to Flower

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Mount Makiling Bulbophyllum [A mountain in Luzon Philippines]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found only in the Philippines at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters in montane forests on bases of small trees and shrubs as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping, branching rhizome giving rise to fairly close set, ovoid to ovoid-conical, smooth or grooved, sub-tetragonal pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, leathery, flexible, elliptic to elliptic-oblong to narrowly oblong, acute, grooved above, keeled below, very shortly petiole base leaf that blooms in the spring on successively 3 to 8, erect to suberect, basal, thread-like, 1.2" to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with funnel shaped bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #2 2006 photo fide; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, Vermuellen 2008; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #1 2014 photo fide;