Bulbophyllum delitescens Hance 1876 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

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Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum - In China Zhi Chun Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Xizang and Yunnan provinces of China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand and India in primary montane forests on tree trunks or on shady rocks along streams at elevations of 800 to 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a branched rhizome giving rise to ovoid to subcylindrical pseudobulbs spaced about 1.2 to 4.4" [3 to 11 cm] between each and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, oblong, elliptic to obovate-oblong, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a erect to horizontal, from the rhizome just below the pseudobulb, 4" to 10 2/5" + [10 to 26 cm+] long, few [2 to 4] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum mannii Rchb.f. 1872 ; Bulbophyllum reichenbachianum Kraenzl. 1893; Bulbophyllum setiferum (Rolfe) J.J.Sm. 1912; Cirrhopetalum delitescens [Hance] Rolfe 1882; Cirrhopetalum mannii Mukerjee 1953; Cirrhopetalum mirificum Hance 1931 non Schlechter; Cirrhopetalum setiferum Rolfe 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1894 as Cirrhopetalum delitescens drawing fide; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 as Cirrhopetalum mannii; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984 photo good; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003 photo fide; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 photo ok?; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as B reichenbachianum A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo ok; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #8 2016 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;