Bulbophyllum loherianum [Kranzel] Ames 1925 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

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Common Name Loher's Bulbophyllum [German Orchid Collector in the Philippines 1900's]

Flower Size 1/5" [5mm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid, 4 angled pseudobulbs enveloped by ovate, equally long sheaths and carrying a single, apical, leathery, basally conduplicate and shortly petiolate, apically slightly bilobed leaf that blooms in the fall on an upright, slender, red, curved, 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered, racemose inflorescence with minute, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and holding the up to 13 flowers in an umbel at the apex.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum loherianum Kraenzl. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as Cirrhopetalum loherianum photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Cirrhopetalum loherianum; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide;