Bulbophyllum sanguineopunctatum Seidenf. & A.D.Kerr 1973 publ. 1974 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Alba Variety

Photo courtesy of MR.TIPOL RUANGAKSORN and Exotic Bulbophyllum


Common Name The Red Dotted Bulbophyllum - In Thailand Singto Lep Yieo Chomphu

Flower Size .4" x 2.4" [1 cm x 6cm]

Found in Laos and Thailand along streams in dense jungle at elevations around 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a sheath covered rhizome with .6" 1.5 cm] between each ovoid, lightly ridged in youth, quadrangular and deeply ridged in maturity pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, basally twisted 90 degrees, widest in the middle, many bright green veined, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, basal, 6.8" [17 cm] long, green, heavily blotched with maroon, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with 3 sterile bracts and carrying the flowers in an apical umbel.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Cirrhopetalum sanguineopunctatum photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide;