Bulbophyllum serratotruncatum Seidenf. 1974 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Flower From the top

Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name The Truncate Saw Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/2" [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia as an epiphyte that blooms on a 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, brittle, pinkish, inflorescence with an almost circular umbel of many flowers occuring in the spring.

Cool to hot temperatures, bright light, treefern or cork mounts and high humidity year round make this little gem happy.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum ochraceum [Ridley] Ridley 1907 non Cogn. 1907; Cirrhopetalum ochraceum Ridley 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing ok; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum ochraceum; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo