Bulbophyllum trimenii (Hook.f.) J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

Photo by Imaduwa Priyadarshana


Drawing by Jayaweera and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website.


Common Name Trimen's Bulbophyllum [English Original Collector of species 1800's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sri Lanka in wet tropical forests at elevations above 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .8 [2 cm] between each asymmetrical, rugose, brownish green, globose-ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single to rarely 2, apical, sessile, sharply angled to the pseudobulb, lanceolate, oblong to oblong-ovate, notched to emarginate, thick, coriaceopus, stiff, single veined leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a basal, , more or less erect, long-pedunculate, slender, with three or more scaly, , speckled reddish brown sheathing bracts, 1.8 [4.5 cm] long, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with subulate-ovate, acute to subacute, 3 veined floral bracts and carrying the pale straw colored flowers with a dark recurved lip flowers in an apical umbel.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum trimenii Hook.f. in H.Trimen 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001;