Bulbophyllum cupreum Lindley 1838 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr.f 1883 Photo by Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo HotFall

Common Name The Copper Colored Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

This is a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte that occurs in Myanmar, the Malay pennisula and the Philippines at elevations around 500 meters on tree trunks with paper covered, ovate, fleshy pseudobulbs and a single, apical, leathery, oblong to elliptic leaf that blooms in the fall on a 5 1/2" [14 cm] long, slender, pendant, lax raceme with 4 equally spaced bracts and carrying several [20], foul smelling flowers.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum pechei W.Bull 1891; Phyllorchis cuprea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as B pechei; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as B pechei; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as B pechei; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as B pechei; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing ok; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids Australia Vol 12 No 6 2000 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 1 2000 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;