Bulbophyllum cupreum Lindley 1838 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr 1883

Photo by Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo HotFall

Common Name The Copper Colored Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Myanmar, the Malay pennisula and the Philippines as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations around 500 meters on tree trunks with basally paper covered, ovate, fleshy pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, leathery, oblong to elliptic leaf that blooms in the fall on a 5 1/2" [14 cm] long, slender, pendant, lax raceme with 4 equally spaced bracts and carrying several [20], foul smelling flowers.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum pechei W.Bull 1891; Phyllorchis cuprea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as B pechei; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as B pechei; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as B pechei; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as B pechei; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing ok; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids Australia Vol 12 No 6 2000 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 1 2000 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;