Bulbophyllum papulosum Garay 1999 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

Photo by N T Gerald and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Flower and Lip Detail

Photo courtesy Dr Leslie Garay Archives, Photo by Anton Sieder Copyright

Part Shade Hot

Common Name The Warty Bulbophyllum [refers to the wart-like protuberances on the labellum]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm wide]

Found in the Philippines as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte at elevations up to 500 meters with ovoid to subglobse pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong, obtuse apically, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, 5.8" [14.5 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

This species and the following are all related within the so called B nymphopolitanum complex and are similar in appearance, B nymphopolitanum, B recurvilabre, B trigonosepalum, B levanae and B mearnsii . and B basisetum .

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orchid Species Currently in Cultivation Garay 1999 drawing fide; The Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo hmm; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;