Bulbophyllum elliae Rchb.f. 1861 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994 Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website.

Common Name Nuwara Ellia Bulbophyllum [an area of south central Sri Lanka]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sri Lanka as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 2" [5 cm] between each cylindrical-ovoid, canted at an angle pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, rounded apically, narrowing below into the petiolalte base leaf that blooms on basal, erect, peduncle, 2.4" [6 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in an apical umbel.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum jayaweerae S.S.Fernando & Ormerod 2008; Cirrhopetalum elliae (Rchb.f.) Trimen 1885; Cirrhopetalum roseum Jayaw. 1963; Cirrhopetalum wightii Thwaites 1861; Phyllorkis elliae (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide;

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