Code: BULB.0x0004 (2010-06-07)
Common Name: The Fringed Bulbophyllum
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: hot to cool
Blooms: late summer to autumn
Flower Size: 1cm x 3cm
Synonyms: Bulbophyllum malayanum J.J. Sm. 1912; Cirrhopetalum blepharistes Hook. f. 1896; Cirrhopetalum distans Rchb.f; Cirrhopetalum longiscapum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862; Cirrhopetalum spicatum Gagnep. 1950; Phyllorchis blepharistes (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Phyllorchis longiscapa (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze 1891; Tripudianthes blepharistes (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Kras 2007
Found as a miniature sized, hot growing, bifoliate epiphyte in Assam, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Vietnam and Malaysia in evergreen, semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sea-level to 800 meters with flattened at the bottom, ovate pseudobulbs 5cm+ apart on a woody rhizome with 2 apical, bilobed at the apex, elliptical leaves that has a basal, slender, 20cm to 30cm long inflorescence with an umbel of 5 to 10 successive opening flowers at the apex, held well above the leaves, occurring in the summer and autumn.