Bulbophyllum putidum [Teijsm. & Binn.]J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994 Photo by , GroBraschener Orchids Website

UNPLESANT FragranceCool TO HotFall

Common Name The Stinking Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 5" long [12.5 cm]

Found in northeastern India and Sikkim; Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines in riverine, Dipterocarp and Podzolic forests at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with .6 to 1.2" [`.5 to 3 cm] between each distinct, ovoid to ellipsoid, obtuwely 4 angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a suberect to patent, peduncle 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 cm] long, 9.6 to 12.4" [24 to 31 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with unpleasantly, musky scented flowers.

Some references put B fascinator as a synonym of this species but B fascinator has a more acute apex to the lip and has a low median ridge that more or less continues half way down the lip while in B putidum the median ridge goes from the base to almost to the apex.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum appendiculatum [Rolfe] J.J.Sm. 1915; *Cirrhopetalum appendiculatum Rolfe 1890; Cirrhopetalum putidum Teijsm. & Binnj. 1862; Mastigion appendiculatum (Rolfe) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994 Mastigion putidum [Teijsm. & Binnj.] Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids, Prigeon 1982 photo fide; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as Cirrhopetalum putidum photo fide; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Mastigion putidum; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Mastigion appendiculata; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001 as Mastigion putidum; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo hmm; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Bulbophyllum appendiculatum; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 3 2003 photo as Bulbophyllum appendiculatum; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Mastigion appendiculatum; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Mastigion putidum photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as B putidum photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide

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