Hippeophyllum wenzelii Ames 1913 publ. 1914

Plant and Flower in situ Leyte Philippines Photos by Chew Siong Bong and his Facebook Page

Part shade Hot

Common Name Wenzel's Bulbophyllum [American Orchid Collector late 1800's in the Philippines]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found only on Leyte in the Philippines at elevations around 60 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a rhizome with 1.6" [4 cm] between each plant growth consisting of a fan of imbricate leaf bases carrying leathery, tapered, falcate, erect to sagging leaves that blooms on an axillary, bracteate, longer than the leaves, to 12" [30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes Photo fide;