Bulbophyllum aureum (Hook. f.) J.J. Sm. 1912 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

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Common Name The Golden Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in India in the Nilgiri Hills as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte that has a straggly rhizome with 1.2" [3 cm] between each ovoid, rather crinkled pseudobulb carrying a single, elliptical, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a 1 3/4" [4 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence with the flowers held above the leaf

This species requires cool to warm temperatures, deep shade, and regular water and fertilizer to grow well.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum aureum Hook. f. 1896; Phyllorchis aurea (Hook. f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1891 as Cirrhopetalum aureum drawing fide; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 photo as Cirrhopetalum aureum; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007