Bulbophyllum cruentum Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1992 SECTION Macrobulbon Schlechter 1912 Photo by Art Vogel

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

Side View Of Flower Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Webpage

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Common Name The Blood-Red Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.5 [3.75 cm]

A small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species with 6", globose pseudobulbs and a single, apical, elliptic to oblong elliptic leaf that is found in Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya and has a very short, single to 2 flowered inflorescence that holds the flower against the base of the pseudobulb. Needs to be potted in an open medium, given warm to cool temperatures, dappled shade and good air circulation.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 2 1999 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;

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