Bulbophyllum cryptophoranthus Garay 1999 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911 Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Fragrance Full shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Hidden Flower Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines at mid range elevations as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .6" [1.5 cm] btween each obliquely ovoid, slightly compressed pseudobulb carrying a single apical, erect, leathery, oblong-elliptic, narrowing below intothe petiolae base leaf that blooms on an erect, peduncel slightly compressed, to 8" [20 cm] long, with distichous, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, laterally compressed bracts, to 14" [35 cm] long overall, successively single, several flowered inflorscence carrying flowers that are unpleasantly fragrant.

Synonyms Bulb. cryptophoranthoides Garay 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;