~Bulbophyllum pulchellum Ridley 1907 - See Bulbophyllum trigonopus Rchb. f. 1881 SECTION Ephippium Schlechter 1913

Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Photo by Kharamhyd and Orchids On Line Australia

Common Name The Charming Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

A hot growing species of pennisular Malaysia and Thailand that has ovoid pseudobulbs which give rise to a slender, 2 3/4" [7 cm] long, inflorescence on a mature pseudobulb that has an apical umbel of flowers. This species requires a pot or basket, hot temperatures, partial shade, and ample water and fertilizer to grow well

Synonyms Bulbophyllum pulchellum var. brachysepalum Ridl. 1907; Bulbophyllum pulchellum Ridl. var purpureum Ridley 1907; Cirrhopetalum concinnum Hook.f. 1890; Phyllorkis ridleyana (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1891 as Cirrhopetalum concinnum drawing fide; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #2 2020 photo fide