Bulbophyllum cruentum Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1992 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Photo by Art Vogel

Another Flower

Flower Closeup

Photo courtesy of Jo Levy Copyright , Leslie Garay Archives

Side View Of Flower

Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi


Common Name The Blood-Red Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.5 [3.75 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya in lower montane forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species with 1.2" [3 cm], rugulose with age, pseudobulbs and a single, apical, elliptic to oblong-elliptic leaf that blooms on a very short, to .8" [2 cm] long, single to 2 flowered inflorescence that holds the very fleshy flower against the base of the pseudobulb.

Needs to be potted in an open medium, given warm to cool temperatures, dappled shade and good air circulation.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 2 1999 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #12 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 88 #4 2019 photo fide