Bulbophyllum toppingii Ames 1913 publ. 1914

Collection sheet and drawing by Ames and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade Cool Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name Topping's Bulbophyllum [Original Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size .2 " [5 mm]

Found on Benguet in the Philippines at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] between each pear-shaped, erect, tapering towards the apex pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery, oblong-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, grooved, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, basal or from the rhizome, slender, .88 to 1.2" [1.9 to 3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;