Bulbophyllum cauliflorum Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

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Part shadeWarmCoolLATESpringSummer

Common Name The Stem Flowering Bulbophyllum - In China Jing Hua Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size 1/5" [.5 cm]

Found from the eastern Himalayas, Xizang China, Sikkim and Assam at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte that has a long, sheathed rhizome carrying closely spaced, cylindrical, centrally swollen, ribbed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a loose sheath carring a single apical, elliptic, acute leaf with several flowers on a short, basal inflorescence enveloped mostly by an acuminate sheath.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum cauliflorum var. sikkimense N.Pearce & P.J.Cribb 2001; Phyllorchis cauliflora (Hook.f.) Kuntze1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing good; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as B cauliflorum var sikkimense drawing good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as B cauliflorum var sikkimense; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2008 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; 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;