Bulbophyllum picturatum [Lodd.] Rchb.f 1861 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindley] Rchb.f 1861 Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Hanging Gardens

FragrancePart shade WarmCoolSpring

Common Name The Striking Bulbophyllum - In China Cai Se Juan Ban Lan - In Thailand Singto Lueang

Flower Size 2 1/2" [2.5 to 5 cm]

A small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte found on deciduous trees or on the ground below them in bright light from Assam to Myanmar and Thailand to Vietnam in primary montane forests at altitudes of 900 to 1550 meters with ovoid, angular, dark green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong, obtuse, leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, ascending, 5 to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long, slender, bracteate inflorescence that arises from an older pseudobulb and has 5 to 10 umbellate, fragrant, hirsute flowers.

Does well on treefern or cork mounts in moderate bright light with cool to warm temperatures and water while growing and a lessening as growth matures.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum picturatum Lodd. 1840; Phyllorchis picturata (Lodd.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/1985; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1953; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 #4 1959 photo fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as Bulbophyllum picturatum drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing good; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 4 1983 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 as Cirrhopetalum picturatum; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as Cirrhopetalum picturatum photo fide;Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001 as Cirrhopetalum picturatum; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum picturatum; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Cirrhopetalum picturatum photo fide; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Cirrhopetalum picturatum photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Cirrhopetalum picturatum; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo ok;