Bulbophyllum cercanthum (Garay, Hamer & Siegerist) J.M.H.Shaw 2009 SECTION Ephippium Schlechter 1913

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Common Name The Tail Flower Bulbophyllum [refers to the tail-like lateral sepals]

Flower Size

Found in Borneo in high forests at elevations of 200 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] between each distinct, ovoid, hardly angular to obtusely 4 to 5 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to elliptic-obovate, obtuse, to 1" long petiollate base leaf that blooms on an obliquely erect to patent, rachis .06 to .08" [1.5 to 2 mm] long, arching to nodding, 1.2 to 7.6" [3 to 19 cm] long overall, to 6 to 11 flowered, subumbellate inflorescence

This species requires high humidity, ample water and fertilizer, light shade and good air circulation.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum cercanthum Garay, Hamer, & Siegrist 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllums and their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum cercanthum; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 1 2005 as Cirrhopetalum cercanthum photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #5 2017 photo fide;