Bulbophyllum frostii Summerh.1928 SECTION Cirrhopetalum Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Flower Closeup Photo by Lourens Grobler


Common Name Frost's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Vietnam in evergreen lowland forests as a miniature sized, cool to hot growing epiphyte at elevations around 1450 meters, with ovoid, compressed, clustered pseudobulbs carrying two apical, sessile, elliptic, fleshy leaves and blooming on a short 3/4" [2 cm] inflorescence with a cluster of a few fragrant flowers occuring in the spring.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bootanoides (Guillaumin) Seidenf. 1974; Cirrhopetalum bootanoides Guillaumin 1956; Cirrhopetalum frostii (Summerh.) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 1 1979 photo as Bulbophyllum bootanoides; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou 1990; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 10 2001 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;