Bulbophyllum wendlandianum [Kraenzl]Dammer 1912 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

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FragrancePart shadeHot To CoolSpring

Common Name Wendland's Bulbophyllum [German Orchid Gardener- collected in Mexico 1800's]

Flower Size 6" long [9 to 15 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, northern Myanmar and Thailand on trees and rocks in forests margins as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte at elevations of 200 to 2000 meters with a creeping, branching rhizome with 1.6" [4 cm] between each ovoid to ovoid-conical, tetragonal to multi-angular, slightly glossy, yellow green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical,stiff, leathery, thick, rigid, minutely rugose, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, coriaceous, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring with up to 7 simultaneously opening flowers, on a basal, 2.8 to 6" [7 to 15 cm] long, stout, rigid inflorescence which arises from a newly forming pseudobulb and holds an umbel of a few to many fragrant flowers at the apex.

A hot to cool growing orchid that needs an open medium, partial shade and frequent watering and fertilizer.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum colletii Auct. non Kng. & Pntlg. 1961; Cirrhopetalum collettii Hemsl. 1896; Cirrhopetalum collettianum Hemsl. ex Collett & Hemsl. 1890; Cirrhopetalum fastuosum Rchb.f 1883; Cirrhopetalum proliferum hort. 1896; *Cirrhopetalum wendlandianum Kraenzl. 1900; Phyllorchis collettii (Hemsl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1892 drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Cirrhopetalum collettii; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 7 1958 as Cirrhopetalum colletii drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as B collettii drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #3 1964 as Cirrhopetalum wendlandianum photo fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as B colletii; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as B collettii; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as B ornatissimum not photo fide; Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 2 1983 as Cirrhopetalum wendlandianumphoto fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae 1983 as Cirrhopetalum fascinator photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae 1983 as Cirrhopetalum collettii; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 4 1991 as Cirrhopetalum fascinatorphoto fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 9 1992 photo; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as Cirrhopetalum wendlandianum photo hmm fascinator?; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 10 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids Of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo fide; Phytotaxa 369 (1) Averyanov etal 2018: New species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae) drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;