Bulbophyllum sarcophyllum [King & Pantl.]J.J. Sm. 1912 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

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Full shade CoolFall

Common Name The Fleshy Red-Leafed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6" to .8" [1.5 to 2cm]

Found in Bhutan, Assam and Sikkim in the Himalayas well as Myanmar at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool, pendent growing epiphyte with small, round, smashed psuedobulbs that have a single, apical, tall, oblong-lanceolate, subfalcate, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a pendant, 4 1/4" [11 cm] long, basal, bracteate inflorescence that has an umbel of apical flowers held below the leaf height.

A cool growing species that requires a slab with a bed of moss, deep shade, regular water and fertilizer and daily mistings to keep the humidity high.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum panigrahianum S. Misra 1986; Cirrhopetalum panigrahianum (S.Misra) S.Misra 1997; *Cirrhopetalum sarcophyllum King & Pantl. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Cirrhopetalum sarcophyllum drawing fide; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 as Cirrhopetalum sarcophyllum; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Cirrhopetalum panigrahianum drawing ok/ photo hmm; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 Drawing/photo fide;