Bulbophyllum cootesii m.a.clem.

Upright, sympodial epiphytic orchid. Rhizome 1.5 mm diameter with persistent sheaths; Pseudobulbs ovate, 3 x 2.5 cm, rather wrinkled, with a single leaf. Leaves linear, leathery, 20 x 3.3 cm; petiole 3 cm long. Inflorescence arising from base of pseudobulb, at near right angle, up to 9 cm long, with 3 short bracts; several flowers that open sequentially. Flowers honey-yellow, glossy, with pale or reddish-brown veins, 5 cm across. Dorsal sepal lanceolate, 4 x 1.5 cm, with ridge along the center; petals lanceolate 2.6 x 1.2 cm; lateral sepals falcate, 4.2 x 0.8 cm. Labellum 1.5 x 0.5 cm, the front lobe deep red.

Cootes, J. 2001. The Orchids of the Philippines. 231p. Times Editions, Singapore.
Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona, & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Orchidaceae. In: Co’s Digital Flora of the Philippines.

Critically Endangered
Bulbophyllum Cootesii
  • Leaves 14-20 cm long; pseudobulbs at least 2 cm wide or more; 1 or up to 4 flowers per inflorescence
  • Pseudobulbs close together along rhizome; inflorescence with 2 or more flowers that open sequentially
  • Labellum with smooth surface
  • Bulbophyllum
  • Plants with distinct pseudobulbs
  • Inflorescence arising from the base of the pseudobulb
  • Pseudobulbs without distinct nodes; only one leaf borne on each pseudobulb
  • Sympodial orchids
  • Plants with sympodial growth, the main stem made up of a series of superposed short or long swollen stems (pseudobulbs) along a rhizome; others (paphiopedilum) lacking pseudobulbs
  • Orchids (Orchidaceae)
  • Leaves with midrib not extended into tendril.
  • Plants without distinct pseudostem
  • Flowers specialized, with one petal developing into a labellum (lip) that is highly ornate and often differently colored, roots also specialized with velaman
  • Angiosperms
  • Plants producing true flowers and fruits for sexual reproduction