Bulbophyllum emarginatum (Finet) J.J.Sm.1912 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

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Common Name The Emarginate Bulbophyllum [refers to the shallowly notched leaf apex] - In China Pu Jing Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 1.4 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in rainforests at elevations of 1700 to 2600 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with 1.2 to 3.8" [3 to 9.5 cm] between each conical-pyriform, rugose when dry, erect pseudobulb enveloped by broadly lanceolate-ovate, acute sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-oblong to linear-ovate, obtuse, retuse to emarginate, dorsal vein keeled, gradually narrowing below into the channeled, petilolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, filiform, sparsely warty, umbellate, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with 2 overlapping, tubular sheaths and papery, lanceolate floral bracts and carrying pendant, resupinate flowers.

B yoksunense is said to be a synonym of this species but B yoksunense has smaller and a larger number [6 to 12] of rose colored flowers that occur in the late summer and early fall.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum brachypodum var. geei Rao & N.P.Balakr. 1969; Bulbophyllum yoksunense var. geei (Rao & N.P.Balakr.) Bennet 1983; Cirrhopetalum emarginatum Finet 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing good; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001 as B emergiantum; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2008 photo fide; 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; 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;