Bulbophyllum sibuyanense Ames 1912 SECTION Cirrhopetalum

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

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Common Name The Sibuyan Bulbophyllum [Area in the Philippines]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in the Philippines in humid forests at elevations around 400 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with 1.2" [3 cm] between each, garlic shaped, 4 angled, rugose pseudobulb carrying a single apical, leathery, elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, basal, [20 cm] long, thin inflorescence with 2 bracts and an apical umbel of a few flowers held way above the leaf.

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum sibuyanense (Ames) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing ok; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003

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