Cirrhopetalum strangularium Rchb. f. 1887 Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid PageCopyright

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Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

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Cited as a synonym of Cirrhopetalum pulchrum but there are some visual differences. Anyone?

Dr Garay States "This is Cirrhopetalum strangularium Rchb.f. The same mistake is made also in the Orchids of Sarawak. Unfortunately everything is united under C/B longiflorum or C/B pulchrum by the authorities. On the other hand, Cirrh. strangularium is easily identified by the peculiar pattern of spotting on the lateral sepals"

Synonyms Bulbophyllum strangularium (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm. 1912