Bulbophyllum guttulatum

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Bulbophyllum guttulatum (not my photo)

Common Name: The Small Spotted Bulbophyllum
Scented: no
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: cool to warm
Blooms: summer and autumn
Flower Size: 2cm
Synonyms: *Cirrhopetalum guttulatum Hook. f. 1896; Phyllorchis guttulata (Hook. f.) Kuntze 1891

Found in the western Himalayas, Assam, Eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar and Vietnam at elevations of 1000m to 2600m as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .4 to .8" between each ovoid, erect, green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblanceolate, obtuse, minutely retuse apically, gradually narrowing below into the channeled petiolate base and blooms on a slender, basal, lateral, 15cm to 20cm long, purple umbellate inflorescence occurring in the summer and autumn with a few flowers held just above the leaves. A hot growing epiphyte that needs partial shade, good air movement and high humidity for good growth. This species is very similar to B. umbellatae but differs in it's spotted flower, an inflorescence that is longer than the leaves and has long-caudate stellida.


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