Bulbophyllum kingii Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Acrochaene (Lindl.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 TYPE for the section

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partial shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name King's Bulbophyllum [English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.4 to 2 cm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Myanmar and Thailand at elevations of 1300 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a stout woody rhizome with 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] between each ovoid to globose, rugose pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, oblong-elliptic, retuse e-marginate, strongly keeled below, long petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on stout, pendent, glabrous, 6.8 to 11.2" [17 to 28 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with several, imbricate below, lanceolate, acute, wide open sheaths and ovate-lanceolate, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Acrochaene punctata Lindl. 1853; Monomeria punctata (Lindl.) Schltr. 1914; Phyllorkis kingii (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1891 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Monomeria punctata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Monomeria punctata; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as Acrochaene punctata drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 as Acrochaene punctata drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Acrochaene punctata; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Acrochaene punctata drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014;