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 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 photo as Bulbophyllum bootanoides; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum frostii; 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; 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