Bulbophyllum pardalotum Garay, Hamer & Siegrist 1995 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008 Photos courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum & Co. WebsiteCopyright

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Jo Levy Copyright , Leslie Garay Archives

Flower in closed position Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by OrchidMania

Common Name The Leopard Spotted Bulbophyllum [refers to the spotting on the sepals and petals]

Flower Size 1 2/3" [4 cm]

Found in the Philippines as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with 1 1/4" to 1 5/8" spacing between each, 4 sided pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ovate, leathery leaf that has an erect, basal, 1 2/3" [4 cm] long, slightly longer than the leaf inflorescence with a single flower, that opens each morning and closes each night, lasts for about 10 days and that can bloom at most any time of the year. This species needs to be mounted on tree fern or cork to accomodate the rambling plant habit.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen