Cirrhopetalum putidum is an orchid species identified by Teijsm. & Binn. in 1862. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Bulbophyllum putidum.
ORIGIN: Found in northeastern India and Sikkim; Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines in riverine, Dipterocarp and Podzolic forests at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with .6 to 1.2 [1.5 to 3 cm] between each distinct, ovoid to ellipsoid, obtuwely 4 angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a suberect to patent, peduncle 4 to 5.6 [10 to 14 cm] long, 9.6 to 12.4 [24 to 31 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with unpleasantly, musky scented flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 5 long inches [12.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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