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Bulbo or Cirrho orchid species name please?

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    Default Bulbo or Cirrho orchid species name please?

    Bought under the name ( very helpful, this ! ) Bulbophyllum species maybe from Sumatra. Can't remember why I bought it, I don't often go in for lucky dips ; maybe I just felt that I ought to support a trader who had supported my Society show.
    Looks like a Cirrhopetallum to me, but then I can never remember the difference between this kind of Bulbo and Cirrho - although I may have had it explained to me not more than 3 or 4 times. But it's such a lovely symmetrical pattern. The complete "wheel" by the way is about 2 inch maybe 2 1/2 inch diameter ; usual bulbo pseudo-bulbs rather well spaced on the rhizome, size of a brazil nut or thereabouts.
    Suggestions, welcome. BTW I can't find anything that looks like it in the Siegerist book, which is the only specialist one on this genus in my library.
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    I really like those...

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    Sure is pretty...I like it a LOT! Betty :-)

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    hi geoff,
    its most likely cirrhopetalum flabellum veneris, aka lepidum. the coloration can vary a lot in this species.

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    Geoff I cant help nice aurum color, may be Ron is right var. lepidum.

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    Beautiful, I love the color and perfect form.

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    so Beautiful,I love the color and perfect form.,too!

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    Could be a flabellum veneris, also looks a lot like gamosepalum, though I've not seen the concolor yellow forms of both. An advice I got from a bulbo fancier to identify a Cirrho is that they are 'daisy-like' with their flowers arranged around the 'stalk' or umbel.

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