Bulbophyllum corolliferum J.J.Sm. 1917 SECTION Ephippium Schlechter 1913

Another Flower var atropurpureum

Photos courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Part shadeHotWinter

Common Name The Wreath Carrying Cirrhopetalum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Philippines?, Thailand, Vietnam?, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, India? and Singapore in the lowlands on mangroves as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte requiring light shade and high humidity. It has garlic shaped, shortly ovoid, irregularily 4 to 5 sided, truncate pseudobulbs with a single, apical, oblanceolate, obtuse and emarginate, tapered below to a shortly petiolate leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, slender, reddish, 4.4 to 5.6" [11 to 14 cm cm] long inflorescence with several [8 to 10] flowers held in an umbel beneath the leaf.

Often cited as Cirrhopetalum curtisii but I am going with Comber on this one and if Bulbophyllum is going to be used then B corolliferum has precedence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum curtisi [Hkr.f] J.J.Sm not Ridley 1912; Bulbophyllum curtisi var purpureum J.J.Sm. 1933; Cirrhopetalum curtisii Hkr.f 1927; Cirrhopetalum curtisii var. lutescens Garay 1999; Cirrhopetalum curtisii var. purpureum (Ridl.) Garay 1999; Phyllorkis ridleyana (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Cirrhopetalum curtisii; Orchids of Malaya Holttum Vol 1 Orchids 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as B pulchellum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide to closeup; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981 photo; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide to closeup/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum curtisii; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; A Field Guide to the WIld Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Cirrhopetalum concinnum photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Cirrhopetalum concinnum photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Cirrhopetalum curtisii photo ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;

Cirrhopetalum curtisii var. lutescens Garay 1999 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Jo Levy Copyright , Leslie Garay Archives

View from above Photos courtesy of Nicholas Plummer Copyright , Leslie Garay Archives

Cirrhopetalum curtisii var. purpureum (Ridl.) Garay 1999

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

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