Bulbophyllum puguahaanense Ames 1915 SECTION Biflorae Garay, Hamer, & Siegrist 1994

Photos courtesy of Charles Nishihira Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives


Common Name The Puguahaa Bulbophyllum [refers to the plants location in the Philippines]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Malayasa, Borneo and the Philippines at elevations around 120 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte needing light shade and high humidity with crowded, ovoid, 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, leathery, elliptical, slightly bilobed apically, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a basal, short to 1" [to 2.5 cm] inflorescence carrying two flowers held below leaf height.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum chekaense Carr 1932; Cirrhopetalum minutiflorum Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1996; Cirrhopetalum puguahaanense (Ames) Garay, Hamers & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 Drawing ok; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol4 #1 Orchid Species Currently in Cultivation Garay 1999; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum minutiflorum; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum puguahaanense; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide