Bulbophyllum aquinoi (Cootes, M.Leon & Naive) J.M.H.Shaw 2017 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f. 1883

TYPE Photo by © Miguel David Deleon and the The Phytoimages Website

Part Shade cool LATER Spring

Common Name Aquino’s Bulbophyllum [Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III, 15th President of the Philippines current]

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao Island on mossy trees as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical, terete, pendulous, branching rhizome enveloped completely by dried cataphyls with .2 to 1” [.5 to 2.5 cm] between each, four angled, slightly flattened, curved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, broadly ovate, leathery, apex acute, margins revolute leaf that blooms in the later spring on a basal, peduncle short, successively 1, few flowered inflorescence.

”Bulbophyllum aquinoi can be compared to B. glebodactyla Suarez and Cootes, but it differs in the shape and number of petal appendages (three vs ten), and the much narrower dorsal and lateral sepals. B aquinoi can also be compared to B davidii Cootes & Boos, but differs by the number of the appendages, and shape of the stelidia on the tip of the column.” Cabactulan, M.D. De Leon, Cootes, and Pimentel 2019

Synonyms *Epicranthes aquinoi Cootes, M.Leon & Naive 2016

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; OrchideenJ. 4(3): 3 Cootes, M.Leon & Naive 2016 as Epicranthes aquinoi photo fide;