Bulbophyllum nodosum [Rolfe] J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Flower Closeup

Photos by Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Common Name The Knotted Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern India at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, 6 to 7 flowered inflorescence holding the few flowers in an umbel over the leaf.

Similar to B helenae but this one differ in having nodular swellings on the thick rhizome and has somewhat larger sepals.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum nodosum Rolfe 1895; Rhytionanthos nodosus (Rolfe) L.A.Garay, F.Hamer & E.S.Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 as Cirrhopetalum nodosum; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Rhytionanthos nodosus