Bulbophyllum migueldavidii Cootes, Cabactulan & Pimentel 2017 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Photo by Miguel Daniel De Leon and The Phyto Images Website

Fragrant Part Shade Cool LATEFall

Common Name Miguel David's Bulbophyllum [Dr Miguel David De Leon Philippine vitreoretina surgeon and wildlife and plant conservationist current]

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found on Mindanao in the Philippines at elevations around 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with oblate-ovoid, glabrous, enveloped by cataphyls, clusted pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, leathery, thick, oblong-lanceolate, entirely glabrous, narrowing belo into the terete, canaliculate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall on a basal, erect, , cylindrical, , racemose, to 8" [20 cm] long overall, rachis racemose, to 4" [10 cm] long, , to 2" [5 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying citrus scented flowers.

Similar to Bulbophyllum lancipetalum Ames but this one differs by the size of the plant, the shape of the leaves, the length of the inflorescence, the much larger size of thefl owers and the size and shape of the pseudobulbs.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *OrchideenJ. 5(1): 4 2017 Cootes, Cabactulan, Pimentel & M.Leon photo fide