Bulbophyllum brevibrachiatum (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Ephippium Schlechter 1913

Plant and Flower

Photos by Peter O'Byrne.

Another flower?

Photo by Ron Parsons.

FullShade Hot Cool

Common Name The Short Bracted Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" long [2.5 cm] long

Found in Sulawesi and the Philippines in primary forests and in plantations along streams at elevations around 100 to 1500 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with pushed over, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, broadly elliptical, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, erect, 12" [30 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in an umbel at the apex.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum dolichoblepharon (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912; *Cirrhopetalum brevibrachiatum Schltr. 1911; Cirrhopetalum dolichoblepharon Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 as B dolichoblepharon drawing fide; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as B dolichoblepharon drawing good; Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide as Cirrhopetalum brevibrachiatum; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 as B dolichoblepharon photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 as B dolichoblepharon photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;