Bulbophyllum thwaitesii Rchb.f. 1874 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

Plant and Flowers

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

Common Name Thwait's Bulbophyllum [English Botanist and Plant collector 1899's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sri Lanka as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical-ovoid, canted at an angle pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, rounded apically, narrowing below into the petiollate base leaf that blooms on basal, erect, peduncle, 2.4" [6 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in an apical umbel.

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum thwaitesii (Rchb.f.) Hook.f. 1890; Phyllorkis thwaitesii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001;