Bulbophyllum corolliferum J.J.Sm. 1917 SECTION Ephippium Schlechter 1913

Another Flower var atropurpureum

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Another Flower

Flower Closeup

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Part shadeHotWinter

Common Name The Wreath Carrying Cirrhopetalum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Philippines?, Thailand, Vietnam?, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, India? and Singapore in the lowlands on mangroves as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte requiring light shade and high humidity. It has garlic shaped, shortly ovoid, irregularily 4 to 5 sided, truncate pseudobulbs with a single, apical, oblanceolate, obtuse and emarginate, tapered below to a shortly petiolate leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, slender, reddish, 4.4 to 5.6" [11 to 14 cm cm] long inflorescence with several [8 to 10] flowers held in an umbel beneath the leaf.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum curtisii [Hkr.f] J.J.Sm 1912 not Ridley; Bulbophyllum curtisi var purpureum J.J.Sm. 1933; Cirrhopetalum curtisii Hkr.f 1927; Cirrhopetalum curtisii var. lutescens Garay 1999; Cirrhopetalum curtisii var. purpureum (Ridl.) Garay 1999; Phyllorkis ridleyana (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Cirrhopetalum curtisii; Orchids of Malaya Holttum Vol 1 Orchids 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1961; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as B pulchellum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide to closeup; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 as Cirrhopetalum curtisi; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide to closeup/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol4 #1 Orchid Species Currently in Cultivation Garay 1999 as B curtisii var lutescens; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol4 #1 Orchid Species Currently in Cultivation Garay 1999 A B curtisii var purpureum; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum curtisii; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Cirrhopetalum curtisii; A Field Guide to the WIld Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Cirrhopetalum concinnum photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Cirrhopetalum concinnum photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Cirrhopetalum curtisii photo ok; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide;

Cirrhopetalum curtisii var. lutescens Garay 1999

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Flower Closeup

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Cirrhopetalum curtisii var. purpureum (Ridl.) Garay 1999

Flower Closeup

Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

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