Bulbophyllum farreri (W.W.Sm.) Seidenf. 1973 publ. 1974 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

Photo by Karl Senghas and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Site

Common Name Farrer's Bulbophyllum [English Plant Collector in southern China 1800's] - In China Ma Li Po Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, Vietnam and Myanmar in broad leaved forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome that has clustered, ovoid-globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, subsessile, thickly leathery, obtuse and emarginate apically leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, spreading, 2.8"" [7 cm] long, 5 to 9 flowered, umbellate inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum malipoense Z.J.Liu, S.C.Chen & S.P.Lei 2008; Bulbophyllum malipoense Z.J.Liu, L.J.Chen & W.H.Rao 2010; *Cirrhopetalum farreri W.W.Sm. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum farreri; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;