Cirrhopetalum farreri is an orchid species identified by W.W.Sm. in 1921. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Bulbophyllum farreri.
ORIGIN: Found in Yunnan province of China, Vietnam and Myanmar in broad leaved forests at elevations around 1000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome that has clustered, ovoid-globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, subsessile, thickly leathery, obtuse and emarginate apically leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, spreading, 2.8 [7 cm] long, 5 to 9 flowered, umbellate inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.2 inches [5 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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