Bulbophyllum pumilio (Parish & Rchb. f.) Parish & Rchb. f. 1874 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

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Flower Closeup

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Part shade Cool

Common Name The Dwarf Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with flattened, round pseudobulbs in a cluster carrying a single, apical, linear, leaf that is acute at the apex and the base that blooms on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long inflorescence with a few [2 to 4] flowers at the apex held way above the leaf.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum pumilio Par. & Rchb.f. 1874; Cirrhopetalum pumilio Par. & Rchb.f. ex B.D.Jackson 1895; Phyllorchis pumilio (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1961 as B pumilio drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing ok; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003;