Bulbophyllum fibratum (Gagnep.) T.B.Nguyen & D.H.Duong 1984 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website.

Common Name The Fibered Bulbophyllum [refers to the fibers surrounding the base of the pseudobulbs]

Flower Size .5" [1 cm]

Found in southern Vietnam as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] between each squat, globose to elliptoid pseudobulb carrying a single, erect, elliptic acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, erect, 2.8" [7 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in an apical umbel.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum fibratum Gagnep. 1931; Cirrhopetalum wallichii J.Graham 1839

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum fibratum