Bulbophyllum merrittii Ames 1907

Collection sheet and Drawing by Ames and The Filibot Website


Common Name Merrit's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size tiny

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with small pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery, round apically , gradually tapering into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect to arching, slender, rachis 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, densely several to many flowered inflorescence with several, closely adpressed bracts and minute, triangular, acute floral bracts.

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