Bulbophyllum picturatum

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Cirrhopetalum picturatum (not my photo)

Code: BULB.0x0005 (2009-09-18)

Common Name: The Striking Cirrhopetalum
Scented: yes
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: intermediate to hot
Blooms: spring
Flower Size: 2.5cm to 5cm
Synonyms: Bulbophyllum eberhardtii [ Gagnep.] Seidenfadden 1992; Bulbophyllum eberhardtii [Gagnep]Pham-Hoang 1972; Bulbophyllum picturatum [Lodd.] Rchb.f 1861; Cirrhopetalum eberhardtii Gagnep. 1931; Phyllorchis picturata (Lodd.) Kuntze 1891

A small sized, hot to warm 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 900m to 1550m with ovoid, angular, dark green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong, obtuse, leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, ascending, 12cm to 25cm 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.


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