Bulbophyllum guttulatum [Hooker]Balakr. 1970 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861 Photos by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Another Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Another Inflorescence Photo by © Milan Vágner

Part shadeWarmColdSummer and Fall

Common Name The Small Spotted Bulbophyllum - In China Zuan Chu Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in the Xizang Province of China, western Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar and Vietnam at elevations of 800 to 2600 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with .4 to .8" between each ovoid, erect, green pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, oblanceolate, obtuse, minutely retuse apically, gradually narrowing below into the channeled petiolate base and blooms on a slender, basal, lateral, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, purple umbellate inflorescence occuring in the summer and fall with a few flowers held just above the leaves. A hot growing epiphyte that needs partial shade, good air movement and high humidity for good growth. This species is very similar to B umbellatae but differs in it's spotted flower, an inflorescence that is longer than the leaves and has long-caudate stellida.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum guttulatum Hook. f. 1896; Phyllorchis guttulata (Hook. f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Cirrhopetalum guttalatum drawing fide; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing ok; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 photo fide as Cirrhopetalum guttulatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 6 1983 photo; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 40 Bulbophyllinae 1983 as Cirrhopetalum guttulatum photo fide; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing good; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001 photo fide; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014 photo fide

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