Bulbophyllum flaviflorum (Liu & Su) Seidenf. 1973 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Common Name The Yellow-Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with small pseudobulbs that are wrinkled and clustered close together carrying a single, apical leaf that blooms on a 4" [10 cm] long inflorescence with an umbel of 10 flowers held above the leaf.

This species can be maintained in pots or baskets with a free draining medium, partial shade, regular waterings and fertilizer as well as good air circulation.

Very similar to and often cited as as synonym of B pectin-vernis

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum flaviflorum Liu & Su 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 drawing/photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001;