Bulbophyllum fimbriatum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861 SECTION Cirrhopetalum Inflorescence Photo by Antoine Lelirzin and courtesy of R Hromniack and Sieder and their Bulbophyllum, A to Z Webpage

Plant and Flower in situ Madikeri, Kodagu Dt., Karnataka St., India

Plant and Flower in situ Madikeri, Kodagu Dt., Karnataka St., India

Flowers in situ Madikeri, Kodagu Dt., Karnataka St., India Photos by Antoine Le Lirzin

Common Name The Fimbriate Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in southwestern India at elevations of 1300 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with close set, ovoid-globose pseudobulbs that are leafless at blooming carrying 2, lanceolate-ellipitc leaves arising after the flowers that blooms in the spring on a filiform, erect, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in an apical umbel.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum fimbriatum Lindl. 1839; Phyllorchis fimbriata (Lindl.) Kuntze1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 drawing fide; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing good; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 as Cirrhopetalum fimbriatum; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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