Bulbophyllum vinicolor Cabactulan, Cootes, Aurigue, R.B.Pimentel & M.Leon 2018 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Photos by Miguel David De Leon and the The Phytoimages Website

Part Shade cool Winter

Common Name The Wine Colored Bulbophyllum [refers to the to the wine-red colouration of the blooms]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao Island in mossy dipterocarp forest on mossy branches at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, cylindrical, curved pseudobulbs enveloped by remains of old persistent, bristly cataphyls and carrying a single, oblong, apex slightly curved, entirely glabrous, grooved, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a cylindrical, peduncle slender, lenticellate, .6" [1.5 cm] long, provided with 2 conical-tubular non-floral bracts, racemose, rachis up to .02" [0.5 mm] long, arising from the base of the pseudobulb, about .18" [4.5 mm] long, to 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate, concave, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying halfopened flowers

"Bulbophyllum vinicolor is most similar to Bulb. hyposiphon from Borneo but differs in the shape of the labellum, which in Bulb. vinicolor is distinctly recurved, with a deep channel lengthwise, whereas the labellum of Bulb. hyposiphon is gently curved; the shape of the stelidia of Bulb. vinicolor are three-toothed at the apex, whereas the stelidia of Bulb. hyposiphon have a single, minute tooth centrally." Cabactulan, M.D. De Leon, Cootes, and Pimentel 2019


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *OrchideenJ. 6(2): 8 Cabactulan, M.Leon, Cootes & R.B.Pimentel 2018 photo fide;