Bulbophyllum santosii Ames 1915 SECTION Sestochilos [Breda] Benth & Hook.f. 1883

Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Flower

Flower Closeup

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

Common Name Santos' Bulbophyllum [Philippine Collector of Species]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found only in the Philippines at elevations up to 800 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with 2" [5 cm] between each tapered, ovoid pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong, leathery leaf which blooms on a basal, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, few [2 to 4] flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening, foul-smelling flowers.

References > W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; 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;