Bulbophyllum lasiochilum Parish & Rchb.f 1874 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

Color Variety Photos courtesy of Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

FragrancePart shadeWarmTo Cool

Common Name The Shaggy Lipped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" x 1 1/4" [1.2 cm x 3.1 cm]

Found in India, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia in moist montane forests and seasonally dry forests as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing species with cylindro-ovate pseudobulbs with a single, apical, oblong-obovate leaf that blooms in the fall with solitary flowers, or a few in umbels on shorter, slender inflorescence that arises from a mature pseudobulb and has the fragrant flower scented of strawberrys held just below or above the leaves.

This species is maintained best in a wood basket with a free draining medium, given partial shade and air movement, and grown in hot temperatures with frequent water and fertilizer.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum breviscapum (Rolfe) Ridl. 1907; Cirrhopetalum breviscapum Rolfe 1905; Cirrhopetalum lasiochilum [Parish & Rchb. f.] Hkr.f 1874; Phyllorchis lasiochila (Parish & Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Cirrhopetalum lasiochilum; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982 photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1982; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as Cirrhopetalum lasiochilum photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992 drawing/photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 12 1996 photo; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 B breviscapum; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001 Photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: The incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide

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