Bulbophyllum corallinum Tixier & Guillaumin 1963 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933


Plant and Flowers

Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom ,

Part Shade Cool LATESpring EARLYFall

Common NameThe Coral Red Bulbophyllum - In Chian Huan Chun Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size .1" [3 mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, Vietnam and Thailand on tree trunks or rocks in sparse woods at elevations of 1100 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, elongate-elliptic to ovate, 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, narrowly elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the late spring through early fall on many, very short, several flowered inflorescence held very close to the pseudobulb base.


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