Bulbophyllum chondriophorum (Gagnep.) Seidenf. 1973 publ. 1974 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Photo by Jin Weitao

Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website.

Common Name The Cartilage Covered Inflorescence Bulbophyllum [refers to the warts along the margins of the sepals and petals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Sichuan province of China at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a rhizome with .2" [5 mm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate to lanceolate elliptic, unequally bilobed apically leaf that blooms on a basal, 1" [2.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence holding the 5 flowers in an apical umbel.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum quadrangulum Z.H.Tsi 1981; *Cirrhopetalum chondriophorum Gagnep. 1931;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;