Bulbophyllum blepharistes Rchb.f 1872 SECTION Blepharistes J.J.Verm. , Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 TYPE for the section

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Part shadeHotTo CoolLATE SummerTo Fall

Common Name The Fringed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2/5" x 1 1/5" [1 cm x 3 cm]

Found as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing, bifoliate epiphyte in Assam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Malaysia in evergreen, semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 1700 meters with flattened at the bottom, ovate psuedobulbs, 2" + apart on a woody rhizome carrying 2, apical, bilobed at the apex, elliptical leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, slender, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long inflorescence with an umbel of [5 to 10], successive opening flowers held at the apex, arising well above the leaves.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum malayanum J.J. Sm. 1912; Cirrhopetalum blepharistes Hook. f. 1896; Cirrhopetalum distans Rchb.f; Cirrhopetalum longiscapum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862; Cirrhopetalum spicatum Gagnep. 1950; Phyllorchis blepharistes (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Phyllorchis longiscapa (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze 1891; Tripudianthes blepharistes (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Kras 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Cirrhopetalum blepharistes drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Cirrhopetalum belpharistes; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing, photo fide; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Orchid Genera of Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 as Cirrhopetalum blepharistes; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992 drawing fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 vas Cirrhopetalum blepharistes photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok;

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