Bulbophyllum mysorense J.J. Sm. 1912 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Common Name The Mysore Bulbophyllum [A city in India]

Flower Size 3 1/4" to 5 3/4" [8 to 12 cm]

Found in the Mysore area of India as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a stout rhizome with .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, narrowly lanceolate, apically notched, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, 4 to 5" [10 to 12.5 cm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inforescence carrying the flowers in an apical umbel.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007