Bulbophyllum amplifolium (Rolfe) N.P.Balakr. & Sud.Chowdhury 1968 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Floral detail

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Bernard & Sylvia Macdonald


Drawing by Seidenfaden and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz HerbariaWebSite

Common Name The Large Leafed Bulbophyllum - In China Da Ye Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in Guizhou, Xizang and Yunnan provinces of China, the eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos in broad leaved forests on rocks at elevations around 1700 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome that has 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] between each ovoid-cylindric pseudobulb carrying a single, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, leathery, obtuse apically, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, basal, erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, 4 to 8 flowered, umbellate inflorescence with 3 to 5 tubular sheaths and lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum amplifolium Rolfe 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum amplifolium; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce and Cribb 2002; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2008 photo good plant only; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;