Bulbophyllum strigosum (Garay) Sieder & Kiehn 2009 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Photo courtesy of Jo Levy Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Common Name The Rigid-Haired Rhytionanthos [refers to the hairs on the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in northern Vietnam as a small sized epiphyte with a repent rhizome with close set, ovoid, suberect pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, abtuse apically, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms on a thin, provided with 2 sheaths, much shorter than the ealf, 2.8" [7 cm] long, apically 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, cucullate floral bracts and carrying somewhat fleshy, externally muricate flowers

Closely related to B forestii, B helenae and B nodosum but differs in the few flowered inflorescence and a distinctly strigose lip

Synonyms *Rhytionanthos strigosus L.A.Garay 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol4 #1 Orchid Species Currently in Cultivation Garay 1999 as Rhytionanthos strigosum drawing fide;