Bulbophyllum acutiflorum A.Rich. 1841 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

Plant and Flower

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base orchid Photo Website


Drawing by Seidenfaden

Part sun Warm Cool Spring THROUGHFall

Common Name The Acute Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.6 [4 cm]

Found the eastern Himalayas and Arunachal Pradesh India at elevations of 900 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 2" [5 cm] between each globose-ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single apical, erect, lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a basal, erect, 2.8" [7 cm] long, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in an apical umbel.

CAUTION!!!! I am not sure of this determination, could be B mysorense.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum albidum (Wight) Hook.f. 1890; Cirrhopetalum acutiflorum (A.Rich.) Hook.f. 1890; Cirrhopetalum albidum Wight 1851; Phyllorkis acutiflora (A.Rich.) Kuntze 1891; Phyllorkis albida (Wight) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidendfaden 1973 drawing good; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Arunchal Pradsesh Hegde 1984; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as B albidum; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007