Bulbophyllum stellatum ames

Upright, sympodial epiphytic orchid. Pseudobulbs cylindrical, 2.5–3 cm long, 0.8 cm diameter, with a single leaf. Leaves oblong-elliptic, 8–9 x 3 cm; petiole short, 5 mm. Inflorescence 11 cm long, with short bracts 2 mm; up to >10 flowers per inflorescence, clustered near the tip of the peduncle (racemose-umbellate). Flowers star-shaped, yellowish-orange, up to 3 cm across; the basal parts of the sepals and petals membranaceous. Dorsal sepal, 6 mm long, concave; petals lanceolate, acuminate, 5 mm; lateral sepals 5 mm long, 2 mm wide, the margins of the distal part rather curled upwards. Labellum 2 mm long, deep orange.

Ames, O. 1912. Notes on Philippine orchids with descriptions of new species, V. The genus Bulbophyllum in the Philippine islands. Philippine Journal of Science 7(3): 125–143.
Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona, & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Orchidaceae. In: Co’s Digital Flora of the Philippines.

Bulbophyllum Stellatum
  • Leaves 8-9 cm long; pseudobulbs less than 1 cm wide; up to > 10 flowers per inflorescense (racemose-umbellate)
  • 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