Cirrhopetalum inabae is an orchid species identified by (Hayata) Hayata in 1917. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Bulbophyllum japonicum.
ORIGIN: Found in Japan, the Ryukyus, China and Taiwan in broad leaved forests at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing, miniature epiphyte best mounted on treefern and given a well-shaded humid environment with moderate water, year round that has closely spaced to distant, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, fleshy, oblong-lanceolate, tapering to a shortly petiolate base leaf that is acute at both the apex and the base and blooms in the late spring on a slender, 1 5/8 [4 cm] long, erect inflorescence that is shorter than the leaf and has an apical umbel of a few to several flowers. This species grows well in cool to warm temperatures, partial shade and ample water if mounted on tree fern or grown in a pot with a free draining medium.
FLOWER SIZE: 1/8 inch [5 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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