Bulbophyllum picturatum [Lodd.] Rchb.f 1861 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Hanging Gardens

FragrancePart shade WarmCoolSpring

Common Name The Striking Bulbophyllum - In China Cai Se Juan Ban Lan - In Thailand Singto Lueang

Flower Size 2 1/2" [2.5 to 5 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, Assam, Myanmar and Thailand to Vietnam in primary montane forests at altitudes of 900 to 1550 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte found on deciduous trees or on the ground below them in bright light from with ovoid, angular, dark green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong, obtuse, leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, ascending, 5 to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long, slender, bracteate inflorescence that arises from an older pseudobulb and has 5 to 10 umbellate, fragrant, hirsute flowers.

Does well on treefern or cork mounts in moderate bright light with cool to warm temperatures and water while growing and a lessening as growth matures.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum eberhardtii [Gagnep] Pham-Hoang 1972; *Cirrhopetalum picturatum Lodd. 1840; Phyllorchis picturata (Lodd.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/1985; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1953; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 #4 1959 photo fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as Bulbophyllum picturatum drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing good; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 4 1983 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 as Cirrhopetalum picturatum; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as Cirrhopetalum picturatum photo fide;Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001 as Cirrhopetalum picturatum; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum picturatum; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Cirrhopetalum picturatum photo fide; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003; Wild Orchids in Myanmar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Cirrhopetalum picturatum photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Cirrhopetalum picturatum; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;