Bulbophyllum longissimum (Ridl.) J.J. Sm. 1912 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

TYPE for the section

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Red Color Variety

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Flower Closeup

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Common Name The Long Petaled Bulbophyllum

Flower Size to about 11" [37.5 cm]

Not checked by Garay

Found in Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo and Malaysia at lower elevations as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with conical, sheathed pseudobulbs carrying a solitary, apical, oblong, coriaceous, subsessile leaf that blooms in the spring on a erect or pendant, 8" [20 cm] long inflorescence from which arises a 5 to 10 flowered, apical umbel of short-lived, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum longissimum Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Cirrhopetalum longissimum; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 as Cirrhopetalum sp photo fide; An Illustrated Encvyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 2 1983 as Cirrhopetalum longissimum photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo hmm; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 3 2003 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 6 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #4 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #10 2012 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 11 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide;