Bulbophyllum makoyanum [Rchb.f] Ridley 1907 SECTION Ephippium Schlechter 1913

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Common Name Makoy's Cirrhopetalum or Daisy Orchid [provider of the first specimen for Reichenbach late 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" Long [3.75 cm]

The daisy orchid, blooms variable all year but most often in the winter, a miniature to small sized, warm to hot growing, unifoliate epiphyte that is an easy grower from Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo and the Philippines in lowland forests at elevations up to 300 meters that has 3/4" [2 cm] between each ovate, ridged with age pseudobulb, carrying a single, erect, narrowly ovoid, leaf that narrows below into a petiole and blooms on a basal, slender, 8" [20 cm] long, purple, several [5 to 12] flowered inflorescence that has an apical umbel of fragrant flowers held just beyond the leaf.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum makoyanum Rchb.f 1879

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Cirrhopetalum makoyanum; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981 photo not = hybrid; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 4 1983 photo not = hybrid; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 as Cirrhopetalum makoyanum; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 # 12 1987 photo not = hybrid; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 1 2000 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 4 2000 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 10 2001 photo not = a hybrid between B makoyanum and B aureum, See the next listing on the Bulbophyllum page; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum makoyanum; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as Cirrhopetalum makoyanum photo fide; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 photo not = Hybrid; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #10 2012 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 88 #4 2019 photo fide;