Bulbophyllum pahudii [De Vr] Rchb.f 1861 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

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Common Name Pahudi's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Java at elevations of 850 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte on tree trunks or scrambling terrestrial from very wet areas that has large, oblong pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowing below into the v-channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a 4" [20 cm] long inflorescence with several [12], large, showy, malodorous flowers held in an umbel.

Several references cite this species as B carinatum but it has been used previously by Lindley and Naves for a plant that is now in Dendrobium and so that name is invalid.

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum capitatum [Bl.] Lindley 1843; *Cirrhopetalum carinatum Teijm & Binn. 1853; Cirrhopetalum flagelliforme Teijsm. & Binn. ex Rchb. 1861; Cirhopetalum pahudi De Vriese 1854; Epicranthes javanica Blume 1825; Ephippium capitatum Bl. 1825; Phyllorchis javanica (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Cirrhopetalum pahudii; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing good; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as B pahudii; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995 as B pahudi; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as B carinatum [Teijsm & Binn.] Naves; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 2 1985 photo fide; Orchids of Java 1990 as b pahudii photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. O’BYRNE Gard. Bulletin Singapore 60 (1): 73-153 2008; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015;