Bulbophyllum piestoglossum Verm 1994 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883

Plant and Flower

Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing By J J Vermeulen


Common Name The Narrow Labellum Bulbophyllum [only true when preserved, in nature it is quite broad]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in the Philippines as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte on tree trunks at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters with 2tp 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] between each tapered pseudobulb that carry a single, apical, oblong to elliptic, petiolate base leaf and blooms in the summer on an erect, basal, 3" [7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with three basal sheaths.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *BLUMEA 38 (1993) 145-155 J J Vermeulen 1993 drawing fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 2 2002 photo Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 3 2005; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;