Bulbophyllum electrinum Seidenf. 1973 publ. 1974 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861 Photo By Liang Fu Wang

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Yunnan China at elevations around 1400 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, circular to ovate, obtuse, gradually to abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence

Very similar to B hirudinis and often given as a synonym of but this one differs in the pilose, wider sepals

Synonyms Bulbophyllum hirundinis var. electrinum (Seidenf.) S.S.Ying 1990; Cirrhopetalum aurantiacum W.W.Sm. 1921; Cirrhopetalum melinanthum Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Flora of China 25: 404440. 2009 as B hirundinis; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 see B hirundinis

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