Bulbophyllum rothschildianum (O'Brien) J.J. Sm. 1912 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl.

Lip Detail Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart shadeHot TO CoolSpring and Fall

Common Name Rothschild's Bulbophyylum [English Banker family and Orchid enthusiast 1800's] - In China Mei Hua Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 1" x 6 1/2" [2.5 x 17 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan Province of China, northeastern India, Assam and Myanmar as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical leaf and blooms on a basal, erect, few flowered, umbellate inflorescence that has fragrant [ie. bad] flowers occuring in the spring and fall. This species needs to be grown in a pot or basket with a fast draining medium, partial shade, ample water and fertilizer and good air circulation.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum rothschildianum O'Brien 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; AOS Buleltin Vol 33 No 3 1964 photo; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981 photo; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1981 photo fide; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 2 1983 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 12 1987 photo; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing good; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 6 2000 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 3 2003 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 1 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 photo; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo fide

Bulbophyllum rothschildianum (O'Brien) J.J. Sm. 1912 var carnea