Bulbophyllum wightii Rchb.f. 1861 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

Photo by TW Orchids and their Orchid Website

Common Name Wight's Bulbophyllum [English Surgeon and Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sri Lanka in wet montane forests at elevations over 850 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 2.6 [6.5 cm] between each pseudobulb carrying a single, apcial, erect leaf that blooms on a 2.3 [6 cm] long, decurved, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in an apical umbel.

See also B pintungense as Garay and most other references feel that B pintungense is a separate species and may be, but as of yet I am not sure of the exact difference, it may be that B pingtungense has a pilose margin to the lip that B wightii does not have it. I need a better photo of this species to be sure.

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum grandiflorum Wight 1852; Phyllorchis wightii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo not = ?; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum grandiflorum; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum wightii;