Bulbophyllum putidum [Teijsm. & Binn.]J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

Photo by , Roland Amsler

UNPLESANT FragranceCool TO HotFall

Common Name The Stinking Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 5" long [12.5 cm]

Found in northeastern India and Sikkim; Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines in riverine, Dipterocarp and Podzolic forests at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with .6 to 1.2" [`.5 to 3 cm] between each distinct, ovoid to ellipsoid, obtuwely 4 angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a suberect to patent, peduncle 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 cm] long, 9.6 to 12.4" [24 to 31 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with unpleasantly, musky scented flowers.

This species is similar to Bulbophyllum appendiculatum differs in being a less wide overall flower, the clavate cilia, narrowly triangular-lanceolate petals, and a roundish, obtuse labellum, B putidum has irregular lamellate palae, petals that are linear-oblong and a acute to subacuminate labellum.

SynonymsCirrhopetalum putidum Teijsm. & Binnj. 1862; Mastigion putidum [Teijsm. & Binnj.] Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 drawing not = B fascinator; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids, Prigeon 1982 photo fide; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as Cirrhopetalum putidum photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo J J Wood & P J Cribb 1994; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Mastigion putidum; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001 as Mastigion putidum; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo hmm; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 as Mastigion putidum; ; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Mastigion putidum photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as B putidum photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide