Bulbophyllum stellatum Ames 1912 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

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

Part ShadeCool

Common Name The Star-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 1650 to 1750 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a thick creeping rhizome carrying, cylindrical, basally swollen, wrinkled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, leathery, oblong-elliptic, gradually narrowing below into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, 4.4" [11 cm] long, umbellate, racemose inflorescence with 3 sheathing bracts and linear-lanceolate floral bracts

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;