Bulbophyllum othonis (Kuntze) J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Plant and Flower

Photo by Peter O'Byrne

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8 [2 cm] long

Found in the Philippines as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to subglobose pseudobulbs enveloped by large brown, striated sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, broad to ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, very thick, fleshy, dark green above, paler beneath, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, often 2, long, slender, curved, jointed inflorescence partially enveloped by brown bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum nutans (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Cirrhopetalum nutans Lindl. 1839; Phyllorchis othonis Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum nutans; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #12 2011 photo fide;