Bulbophyllum sempiternum Ames 1920 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008


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Full Shade Warm LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm]

Found in Bukidinon and Leyte the Philippines in forests at elevations around 500 to 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with crowded to .8" [2 cm] between each, small, cylindric pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, grooved, 2" [5 cm] long, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, slender, rachis to 6" [15 cm] long, to 12" [30 cm] long overall, successively few, many flowered inflorescence with triangular-lanceolate, rigid floral bracts carrying flesh colored flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Species Orchids Cootes 2009 photo fide;