Bulbophyllum recurvilabre Garay 1999 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911 Photo by The Purification Orchid Website

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Common Name The Recurved Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3 x 1" [7.5 cm tall by 2.5 cm wide]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a small sized, hot to just warm growing epiphyte with close set pseudobulbs carrying a single, quite leathery, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, basal, to 7.2" [to 18 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence carrying malodorous flowers.

This species and the following are all related within the so called B nymphopolitanum complex and are similar in appearance, B mearnsii, B papulosum, B levanae, B nymphopolitanum , B trigonosepalum, B basisetum and B giganteum.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 12 2000 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011 photo/drawing fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;

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