Bulbophyllum dasypetalum Rolfe ex Ames 1905 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Collection sheet and drawing by © Ames and The Asia Botany Website

Fragrant Part Shade Warm Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Rough Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found on Luzon in the Philippines at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to very thick, leathery, wrinkled, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, bilobed apicall, abruptly to gradually contracted below into the 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, grooved, rigid, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on an erect, slender, peduncle enveloped by 4 or 5 acute to tubular sheaths, rachis 4.8 to 8.8" [12 to 22 cm] long, to 10" [25 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

The collection sheet above and the drawing are of what was considered to be B vanoverberghii which is now a synonym of B dasypetalum

Synonyms Bulbophyllum vanoverberghii Ames 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905 draqwaing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippina Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;