Bulbophyllum albibracteum Seidenf. 1979 SECTION Lemniscata Pfitz 1889

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Another Flower

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Full Shade Cool

Common Name or Meaning The White Bracted Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China and Thailand at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with globular, flattened, wrinkled in maturity pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect leaves that blooms on a basal, pendent, peduncle to .6" [1.5 cm] long, light green, almost completely enveloped by 2 to 3 hyaline sheaths, rachis to .6" [1.5 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with very conspicuous, strongly recurved, white with green to purplish shades, very finely serrulate margined floral bracts.

Readily distinguished by the large, white, conspicuous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 as B sp #75a fig 604 pg 804 drawing fide; * Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo maybe; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;