Bulbophyllum boninense (Schltr.) J.J. Sm. 1912 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

Plant and Flowers

Photos courtesy of Takato Natsui

Part shade Cold

Common Name The Bonin Bulbophyllum [Ogasawara Islands (= Bonin Islands) Islands south of Tokyo, Japan]

Flower Size

Found on the Island of Bonin near Tokyo, Japan as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovoid, obscurely 4 sided, tetragonal pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, glabrous, coriaceous, shortly petiolate, oblong-ligulate, obtuse leaf that blooms on a basal, thin, wiry, erect, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, few flowered, umbellate inflorescence with an acuminate bract.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum longidens (Rolfe) Seidenf. 1973 publ. 1974; *Cirrhopetalum boninense Schltr. 1906; Cirrhopetalum longidens Rolfe 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 as Bulbophyllum longidens drawing good; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 40 Bulbophyllinae 1983 as Cirrhopetalum longidens drawing fide;