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

Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website.


Common Name Ford's Bulbophyllum [English Original Collector of species late 1800's to early 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Yunnan and Guangdong provinces of China at elevations around 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with 1.5 to 3" [3.75 to 7.5 cm] between each fusiform pseudobulb with basal, fibrous hairs and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a basal, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in an apical umbel.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum fordii Rolfe 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;