Bulbophyllum cyclophoroides J.J.Sm. 1928 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Type drawing by © J J Smith and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool

Common Name The Round? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .36 to .38" [8.5 to 9.5 mm]

Found in western Sumatra at elevations around 1150 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] between each small, disc-shaped pseudobulb carrying a single, small, tough, narrowly oblong, obtuse and rounded, shortly narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, erect, basal, peduncle 1.8 to 2.6" [4.5 to 6.5 cm] long, rachis unequally quadrangular, 1.6 to 2.2" [4 to 5.5 cm] long, 3.4 to 4.8" [8.5 to 12 cm] long overall, not as long as the leaf, lax, 11 to 14 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;