Bulbophyllum sapphirinum Ames 1915 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Photo by Nelson T Geraldino

Drawing and collection sheet

Drawing and collection sheet by Ames and The Flickhivemind Website

Full Shade Hot Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Sapphire-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm]

Found in Leyte the Philippines in forests at elevations around 60 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with crwoded, spindly, terete, erect or ascending pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, slender, thread-like, to .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a few tubular bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #1 2014 photo fide;