Bulbophyllum prasinoglossum Cabactulan, Cootes, M.Leon & R.B.Pimentel 2018 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Photos by Miguel David De Leon and the The Phytoimages Website

Part Shade cool Winter

Common Name The Leek Green Labellum Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .164" [4.1 mm]

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao Island on mossy branches in dipterocarp forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, clustered, curved, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by dried, persistent, bristly cataphyls carrying a single, spathulate, apex emarginate, entirely glabrous leaf that blooms in the winter on an upright, arising from the base of the pseudobulb, cylindrical, racemose, horizontal curved, provided with 3, tubular bracts, rachis cylindrical, slightly decurrent, .76" [1.9 cm] long, opening first at the apex of the rachis, about successively to 13 flowered inflorescence with oblong, involute, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non fragrant flowers.

"Bulbophyllum prasinoglossum is most similar to Bulb. submarmoratum J.J. Sm., but differs in the much shorter, upright inflorescence of Bulb. prasinoglossum; and the positioning of the ridges on the labellum, which in Bulb. prasinoglossum are in a central position, close together, the central ridges on the labellum of Bulb. submarmoratum are more widely spaced; the petals of Bulb. prasinoglossum are ovate, whereas those of Bulb. submarmoratum are triangular." Cabactulan, M.D. De Leon, Cootes, and Pimentel 2019


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *OrchideenJ. 6(2): 6 Cabactulan, M.Leon, Cootes & R.B.Pimentel 2018 photo fide;