Bulbophyllum nasseri Garay 1999 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

Plant and flower

Photos courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Common Name Nasser's Bulbophyllum [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 3.2" [8.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines and Borneo as a small sized epiphyte with ovate grey green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, petiolate leaf that blooms on a basal, 10" [25 cm] long, single flowered, purple and green inflorescence with a loose, acuminate bract below the middle and a single large flower at the apex.

Somewhat similar to B echinolabium but the flowers are smaller and differently colored and the stelida of the column are rather dissimilar.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orchid Species Currently in Cultivation Garay 1999 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 excluding Bornean Specimens;