Cirrhopetalum umbellatum (Forster fil) Hooker fil & Arnold (1832)
This beautiful species has a long list of botanical synonyms, which is not uncommon for many Bulbos which enjoy a wide range of natural distribution.If you prefer this plant as a Bulbophyllum,its correct name is Bulbophyllum longiflorum Thouars 1822, but if you prefer Cirrhopetalum it is correctly referred to as Cirrhopetalum umbellatum. This species can be found in southern Africa, Madagascar, east through Malaysia, Thailand, into the Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, Fiji, Tahiti, and Guam. It can be found, as an epiphyte, from sea level to about 2000 feet in montane forests. Cirrhopetalum umbellatum is easy to grow in intermediate to warm conditions, in a large container, with regular moisture, light fertilizer and bright shade. Blooms as each new psuedobulb matures, so there are many blooms throughout the spring to fall on a mature plant.