Bulbophyllum elliae Rchb.f. 1861 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

Photo by Mulder & Mulder-Roelfsema


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 in the winter and spring 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 A href="https://www.tropicos.org/home">W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; *Harvard Papaers in Botany Vol 4 # 2 475-488 Schedulae Orchidum II Garay 1999 as Cirrhopetalum roseum; ;