Bulbophyllum recurvilabre Garay 1999 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

Side View Of Flower

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Flower Closeup

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Common Name The Recurved Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3 x 1" [7.5 cm tall by 2.5 cm wide]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a small sized, hot to just warm growing epiphyte with close set pseudobulbs carrying a single, quite leathery, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, basal, to 7.2" [to 18 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence carrying malodorous flowers.

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


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Harvard Papers in Botany Vol4 #1 Orchid Species Currently in Cultivation Garay 1999 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 12 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #3 2009 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011 photo/drawing fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 photo ok;