Bulbophyllum cirrhosum L.O.Williams 1940 SECTION Bulbophyllaria [Rchb.f] Griseb. 1864

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Photos courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Common Name The Wavy Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in Mexico on the southern Pacific slope around 1400 to 1600 meters in forest with poor soils as a small to medium sized, cool growing lithophyte and occasional epiphyte with ovoid, yellow pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical narrowly lanceolate-oblong, stiff, erect, mostly apiculate, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a basal, erect, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, stiff, many flowered inflorescence with 10 to 12, scarious, distant, acute bracts and spreading, boat-shaped, ovate, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #8 2011 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide