Bulbophyllum mastersianum [Rolfe]J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Ephippium Schlechter 1913

Another Color Form

Photos by Eric Hunt


Common Name Master's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Moluccas and Borneo in hill forests at elevations around 500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid, obscurely angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, oblong, subobtuse, attenuate below, coriaceous, broad leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, to 12" [30 cm] long, curved or sub-erect, inflorescence with an umbel of a few to several [6 to 10] flowers

Needs to be put in a basket with an open mix, given partial shade, good air movement and high humidity to flower well.

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum mastersianum Rolfe 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Cirrhopetalum mastersianum; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 as Cirrhopetalum mastersianum; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo hmm; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994;Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum mastersianum; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 as as Cirrhopetalum mastersianum; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide;AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #12 2017 photo fide;