Bulbophyllum chrysolabium L.Li & D.P.Ye 2018 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr.f 1883

Photos by Li & Ye and PhytoKeys 111:61-68 2018 Bulbophyllum chrysolabium (Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae, Malaxideae), a new species


Common Name The Golden Lipped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in southwestern Yunnan province of China in subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest in moss at elevatioons around 1400 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a rigid, creeping rhizome with 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] between each ovoid to narrowly ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, oblong to linear-oblong, retuse to minutely notched, subsessile base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a basal, pendulous, peduncle 2 to 2.6" [5 to 6 cm] long, enveloped almost completely by 4 to 5 sterile, broadly ovate, scaled, light brownish, rachis 2.6" [6.5 cm] long, spirally arranged, cylindrical, densely, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with light brownish, dry papyraceous, oblong-lanceolate, almost twice as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, fishy smelling, flowers that do not open well.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * PhytoKeys 111:61-68 Li & Ye 2018 - Bulbophyllum chrysolabium (Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae, Malaxideae), a new species Drawing/photo fide