Bulbophyllum williamsii A.D.Hawkes 1956 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

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Common Name Williams Bulbophyllum [Named For L.O. Williams American Orchid Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm wide by 2" [5 cm] long]

Found on Mindanao Island of the Philippines at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] betweeen each, conical, rugose with age pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, obscurely pointed leaf that blooms on an erect, thread-like, to 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

The new growths of this species are with reddish purple and this is one of the largest flowers of the 1956 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Synonyms Bulbophyllum caudatum L.O.Williams 1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as B caudatum Wms. 1938; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #1 2014 photo fide;