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Orchid Species: Phyllorkis blepharistes

Kew currently accepted name is Bulbophyllum blepharistes

Phyllorkis blepharistes is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Kuntze in 1891. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Bulbophyllum blepharistes.
Genus
Phyllorkis (Phyllorkis.)
Grex
blepharistes
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Kuntze
Year
1891
ORIGIN: Found as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing, bifoliate epiphyte in Assam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Malaysia in evergreen, semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sea-level to 1700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Found as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing, bifoliate epiphyte in Assam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Malaysia in evergreen, semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sea-level to 1700 meters with flattened at the bottom, ovate pseudobulbs, 2 + apart on a woody rhizome carrying 2, apical, bilobed at the apex, elliptical leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, slender, 8 to 12 [20 to 30 cm] long inflorescence with an umbel of [5 to 10], successive opening flowers held at the apex, arising well above the leaves.

FLOWER SIZE: 2/5 x 1 1/5 inch [1 cm x 3 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 blepharistes 1872 Rchb.f.
Add+ Cirrhopetalum Cirr longiscapum 1862 Teijsm. & Binn.
Add+ Cirrhopetalum Cirr spicatum 1950 Gagnep.
Add+ Cirrhopetalum Cirr blepharistes 1896 (Rchb.f.) Hook.f.
Add+ Tripudianthes Tripudianthes blepharistes 2007 (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Kras
Add+ Phyllorkis Phyllorkis longiscapa 1891 (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb malayanum 1912 J.J.Sm.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Bulb. blepharistes 'Extella' (2001) Bulb. blepharistes 'Magnifico' (1985)
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