Bulbophyllum colomaculosum Z.H.Tsi & S.C.Chen 1994 SECTION Leopardinae Bentham 1883

Plant and Flower

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Part ShadecoolLATE Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Big Spotted Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan China on tree trunks in dense forests at elevations up to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic to obovate-elliptic, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a basal, erect, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence

CAUTION This species and Bulb leopardinum are considered conspecific with B colomaculosum being the synonym but there seems to be a lot of differences so I await more references.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; Flora of China 25: 404440. 2009 as Syn to B leopardinum; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as B leopardinum photo ok