Bulbophyllum frostii Summerh.1928 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

Photo by Eric Hunt

Flower Closeup

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name Frost's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China and Vietnam in evergreen lowland forests at elevations around 1450 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1.2" [3 cm] between each, ovoid, multiangled, olive-green, compressed, clustered pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, broadly oblong-elliptic to ovate, fleshy, sessile to shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, horizontal, short 3/4" [2 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with an apical umbel of a few fragrant flowers.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 as B bootanoides drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 1 1979 as Bulbophyllum bootanoides photo fide; Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou 1990; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as B bootanoides photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #2 1999 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 64 #3 2000 Photo Fide;AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 10 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum frostii; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #8 2017 photo fide; New contributions to Goodyerinae and Dendrobiinae (orchidaceae) in the Flora of China Ji-Dong Ya, Ting Zhang, Tirtha Raj Pandey, Cheng Liu, Zhou-Dong Han, De-PingYe, De-Ming He, Qiang Liu, Lan Yang, Li Huang, Rong-Zhen Zhang, HongJiang, and Jie Cai 2021 Photo fide;