Bulbophyllum neilkonradii (Cabactulan, Cootes, M.Leon & R.B.Pimentel) R.Rice 2019 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f. 1883

TYPE Photo by © Miguel David De Leon and the The Phytoimages Website

Part Shade cool Winter

Common Name Neil Konrad’s Bulbophyllum [Philippine conservationist, wildlife photographer, and a native of Bukidnon current]

Flower Size .64” [1.6 cm]

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao Island on mossy trees at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical, pendulous, branching rhizome enveloped completely by dried cataphyls with .8 to 1.04” [2 to 2.6 cm] between each, four angled, slightly flattened, curved, ellipsoid to obovoid, dessicated pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ovate-lanceolate, concave, leathery, glabrous, median adaxially grooved, apex acute, adaxially purplish green, abaxially green, obtuse below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a basal, peduncle short, successively 1 to 3, few to several flowered inflorescence.

”Bulbophyllum neilkonradii is most similar to B. aquinoi Cootes, M.D. De Leon and Naive, but differs in surface structure of the labellum which in B. neilkonradii is vesicular to papillose, whereas the labellum surface of B. aquinoi is glabrous; the petal appendages of B. neilkonradii vary from three to five in number (the outer two can be vestigial), whereas the petal appendages of B. aquinoi are always three in number; and the leaves of B. neilkonradii are lanceolate and purplish dark green, whilst those of B. aquinoi are ovate to ovate-cordate and plain green to bright green.” Cabactulan, M.D. De Leon, Cootes, and Pimentel 2019

Synonyms *Epicranthes neilkonradii Cabactulan, Cootes, M.Leon & R.B.Pimentel 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; OrchideenJ. 6(2): 15 Cabactulan, M.Leon, Cootes & R.B.Pimentel 2018 as Epicranthes neilkonradii photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 19(1): 21 - 22 Naive, Calaramo etal 2019;