Cirrhopetalum dentiferum

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Cirrhopetalum dentiferum (not my photo)

Common Name: The Toothed Cirrhopetalum
Scented: no
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: intermediate to hot
Blooms: autumn and winter
Flower Size: 1.2cm
Synonyms: *Bulbophyllum dentiferum Ridl. 1915

A small sized, hot to warm growing, unifoliate, epiphytic species found in Thailand, Malaysia and Java, that can best be grown in semi-shade, on tree fern, pots or baskets with regular watering and fertilizer year-round. This orchid has a woody rhizome with the conic, 4 angled, bright green pseudobulbs spaced apart by at least 8cm to 14cm and carries a single, apical, erect, fleshy, narrowly ovate, blunt-ended leaf that narrows below into a distinct 2.5cm long, petiole and blooms on a 8cm to 20cm long, several flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in an umbel at the apex of the scape, all held above the leaves and occurring in the autumn and winter.


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