Bulbophyllum elegantulum (Rolfe) J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

Photos by Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives


Drawing by Copyright Seidenfaden

Common Name The Elegant Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in southern India at elevations of 1300 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on a 2" [5 cm] long, loosely several flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION Fallon and Garay's photo came to me as Bulbophyllum pileolatum and he felt that it was different than B elegantulum so use with caution, if they are separate this one B pileolatum. I need more information and a photo of what is considered B elegantulum

Synonyms Bulbophyllum pileolatum (Klinge) J.J. Sm. 1912; *Cirrhopetalum elegantulum Rolfe 1891; Cirrhopetalum pileolatum Klinge 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing ? ; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 as Cirrhopetalum elegantulum; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007