Bulbophyllum negrosianum Ames 1912 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

Photo courtesy of © André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen © and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Common Name The Negros Island Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines in mossy montane forests at elevations around 1100 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid, gradually tapering pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery, oblong to oblong-lanceolate leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, peduncle to 9.4" [23.5 cm] long, provided with 5 bracts, rachis not thickened, glabrous, to 7.4" [18.5 cm] long, to 16" [42 cm] long overall, successively several, to 45 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and the apical flowers opening first and then working back down to the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 148 J J Verm. 2002 drawing/photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;