Bulbophyllum vagans Ames & Rolfe 1907 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Photo by © P B Pelser and J F Barcelona and The Phytoimage Website

Another Flower

Photo by © Ravan Schneider and The Bulbophyllum Von A Bis Z Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Oakes Ames

Common Name The Creeping Bulbophyllum [refers to the creeping habit of the plant]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Philippines along montane ridges on mossy tree trunks at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 4" [10 cm] between each non-existent pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, leathery, lanceolate mleaf that blooms on an erect, from the rhizome, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying very fragrant flowers.

CAUTION There are 2 photos with different orchids, neither one is a great match for Ames Type drawing which is absolutely correct.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum vagans var. angustum Ames 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as B vagans var angustum; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;