Bulbophyllum sarcophyllum

Bulb sarcophyllum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Podochilaeae
SubTribe: Bulbophyllinae
Genus: Bulbophyllum
Species: Bulb. sarcophyllum
Binomial name
Bulbophyllum sarcophyllum
[King & Pntlg.]J.J. Sm. 1912

Bulbophyllum sarcophyllum is a species of Bulbophyllum found in Asia


Plant blooms in the fall with several 1.5 to 2cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in Bhutan, Assam and Sikkim in the Himalayas well as Myanamar at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters


Keep plant in warm to intermediate temperatures. Keep moist in summer seasons and do not allow mix to dry, in winter keep the mix slightly dry and reduce watering. Keep good air movement to avoid fungal growth. Keep plants out of direct sun. Pot plants in sphagnum moss, fine bark, slat baskets, or mounted. Plant is best mounted.


Common Names:The Fleshy Red-Leafed Bulbophyllum


  1. Bulbophyllum panigrahianum S. Misra 1986
  2. Cirrhopetalum panigrahianum (S.Misra) S.Misra 1997
  3. *Cirrhopetalum sarcophyllum King & Pantl. 1895

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