Bulbophyllum surigaense Ames & Quisumb. 1933 publ. 1934 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

Inflorescence and flower

Lip Detail

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Common Name The Surigao Bulbophyllum [An Island in The Philippines]

Flower Size 1" to 1.5" [2.5 to 3.2 cm]

Found on Mindanao Island in the Philippines as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with stout, creeping, woody rhizome carrying cylindric to semi-spindle shaped pseudobulbs enveloped by membraneous brown sheaths in youth and carrying a single, apical, erect, very leathery, firm, rigid, oblong to elliptic-oblong, dark green, bilobed and rounded apically, wedge shaped, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, 4 3/4" to 5 3/4" [12 to 14.5 cm] long, few flowered, racemose inflorescence with funnel-shaped, sharply acute sheaths and deep green, linear-lanceolate, acute, hood-shaped floral bracts .

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum surigaense [Ames & Quis.] Suarez 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 drawing/photo fide; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drawing fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001;