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Orchid Species: Cirrhopetalum wendlandianum

Kew currently accepted name is Bulbophyllum wendlandianum

Cirrhopetalum wendlandianum is an orchid species identified by Kraenzl. in 1891. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Bulbophyllum wendlandianum.
Genus
Cirrhopetalum (Cirr.)
Grex
wendlandianum
Parents
Species
Author
Kraenzl.
Year
1891
ORIGIN: Found in northern Myanmar and Thailand on trees and rocks in forests margins as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte at elevations of 200 to 2000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Found in northern Myanmar and Thailand on trees and rocks in forests margins as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte at elevations of 200 to 2000 meters with a creeping, branching rhizome with 1.6 [4 cm] between each ovoid to ovoid-conical, tetragonal to multi-angular, slightly glossy, yellow green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, stiff, leathery, thick, rigid, minutely rugose, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, coriaceous, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring with up to 7 simultaneously opening flowers, on a basal, 2.8 to 6 [7 to 15 cm] long, stout, rigid inflorescence which arises from a newly forming pseudobulb and holds an umbel of a few to many fragrant flowers at the apex.

FLOWER SIZE: 6 long inches [9 to 15 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb wendlandianum 1907 (Kraenzl.) Dammer
Add+ Cirrhopetalum Cirr proliferum 1896 Rolfe
Add+ Phyllorkis Phyllorkis collettii 1891 (Hemsl.) Kuntze
Add+ Cirrhopetalum Cirr collettianum 1890 Collett & Hemsl.
Add+ Cirrhopetalum Cirr collettii 1890 Hemsl.
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