Bulbophyllum debrincatiae J.J.Verm. 2002 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

Another Angle

Photos by Art Vogel


Common Name De Brincat's Bulbophyllum [Australian female orchid enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found on Luzon in the Philippines in montane forests on tree trunks at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with close set, fusiform pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, leathery, erect, ovate-elliptic, rounded leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, basal, peduncle c. 9.8" [24.5 cm] long, provided with. c. 5 bracts, green becoming heavily spotted with purple red above, rhachis slightly thickened, c. 6" x.12" [15 x 0.3 cm], finely papillose, elongated, rather dense, successively several to 34 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute to acuminate, shorter than the ovary carrying secund, not fully opening flowers scented of coconut or squashed ants.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 155 J J Verm. 2002 drawing/photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;