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Orchid Species: Cirrhopetalum wightii

Kew currently accepted name is Bulbophyllum elliae

Cirrhopetalum wightii is an orchid species identified by Thwaites in 1861. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Bulbophyllum elliae.
Genus
Cirrhopetalum (Cirr.)
Grex
wightii
Parents
Species
Author
Thwaites
Year
1861
ORIGIN: Found in Sri Lanka.

DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 2 [5 cm] between each cylindrical-ovoid, canted at an angle pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, rounded apically, narrowing below into the petiolalte base leaf that blooms on basal, erect, peduncle, 2.4 [6 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in an apical umbel.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.2 inches [5 mm] -- 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 elliae 1861 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Cirrhopetalum Cirr elliae 1885 (Rchb.f.) Trimen
Add+ Cirrhopetalum Cirr roseum 1963 Jayaw.
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb jayaweerae 2008 S.S.Fernando & Ormerod
Add+ Phyllorkis Phyllorkis elliae 1891 (Rchb.f.) Kuntze
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