Bulbophyllum lasioglossum Rolfe ex Ames 1905 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

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SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908


Common Name The Shaggy Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found on Luzon in the Philippines at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to ovate, leathery, acute to subacute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect to patent, peduncle 4.6 to 7.6" [11.5 to 19 cm] long, provided with c. 5 bracts, rhachis nodding, not thickened. 2 to 5.6" [5 to 14.5 cm] long, glabrous, to 13.2" [33 cm] long overall, elongated, rather lax, 21 to 44 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 147 J J Verm. 2002 drawing/photo fide fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;