Bulbophyllum proudlockii (King & Pantl.) J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Tripudianthes

Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Plant Illustration Website

Another Drawing

Drawing by J Joseph

Common NameProudlock's Bulbophyllum [English Curator of Calcutta Botanical Gardens of species late 1800's]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in southern India at elevations around 1200 to 1300 meters as a cool growing epiphyte with close set, wrinkled, broadly ovoid pseudobulbs carrying two apical erect, deciduous leaves that blooms after leaffall on an erect, racemose, filiform, decurved to 18" [45 cm] long, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum proudlockii King & Pantl. 1897; Tripudianthes proudlockii (King & Pantl.) Szlach. & Kras. 2007

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; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;