Bulbophyllum woelfliae Garay, Senghas & Lemcke 1996 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Photo courtesy of Jo Levy Copyright , Leslie Garay Archives

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower

Photos courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Common Name Woelfle's Bulbophyllum [Female Swiss orchid enthusiast current]

Flower Size 3 1/4" to 5 3/4" [8 to 12 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 1400 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .4 t o1.2" [1 to 3 cm] between each ovoid, curved pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate to elliptic, obtuse leaf and blooms in the fall on a basal or from the rhizome, 3" [7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

This species has the largest flowers of the section Polymeres within the Philippines.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; A to Z Of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #1 2014 photo fide;