Bulbophyllum skeatianum Ridl. 1915 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

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Common Name Skeatís Bulbophyllum [English Explorer in Malaysia 1800ís]

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found from Malaysia and Laos on ridgetop hill forests on stunted trees in exposed situations occuring at elevations of 1200 to 1750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .4Ē [1 cm] between each ovoid, maroon to brown pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear leaf and blooms in the later summer on a dark purple, 4" [10 cm] long inflorescence with an umbel of several [10] flowers held above the leaf.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum touranense Gagnep. 1931; Cirrhopetalum skeatianum (Ridl.) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994; Cirrhopetalum touranense Gagnep 1931; Cirrhopetalum touranense var brevifolium Gagnep 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum skeatianum; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Cirrhopetalum skeatianum photo good; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 as B retusiusculum photo fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide