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Orchid Species: Cirrhopetalum compressum

Kew currently accepted name is Bulbophyllum uniflorum

Cirrhopetalum compressum is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1843. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Bulbophyllum uniflorum.
Genus
Cirrhopetalum (Cirr.)
Grex
compressum
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1843
ORIGIN: This small to medium sized, hot growing, unifoliate epiphyte and ocassional terrestrial occurs in Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines in hill and lower montane forests or dense riverine forests at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This small to medium sized, hot growing, unifoliate epiphyte and ocassional terrestrial occurs in Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines in hill and lower montane forests or dense riverine forests at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters and has slender, erect, terete and slightly flattened, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong, leathery, petiolate leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, 5 [12.5 cm] long inflorescence with conspicuous sheaths, giving rise to a single [if more than one then you probably have what was known as B sociale], foul smelling - sometimes pleasant, fleshy, flowers that do not open fully.

FLOWER SIZE: 1.4 Long inches [3.5 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 uniflorum 1844 (Blume) Hassk.
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb variabile 1898 Ridl.
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb galbinum 1896 Ridl.
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb hewittii 1910 Ridl.
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb reinwardtii 1861 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Sarcopodium Spd reinwardtii 1853 Lindl.
Add+ Ephippium Epp uniflorum 1825 Blume
Add+ Phyllorkis Phyllorkis reinwardtii 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
Add+ Phyllorkis Phyllorkis uniflora 1891 (Blume) Kuntze
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Bulb. uniflorum 'Magnifico' (2001)
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