Bulbophyllum funingense Z.H.Tsi & H.C.Chen 1981SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

Flower from Below

Photo by Guojun Hua and Flickr Photo Site

Common Name The Fu Ning Bulbophyllum [A Town in Yunnan province of China] - In China Fu Ning Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.3 cm] long

Found in southeastern Yunnan province of China on rocks in valleys at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing lithophyte with a creeping rhizome with 2.4" [6 cm] betweeen each, ovoid, ribbed pseudobulb carrying a single, narrowly oblong, thickly leathery, obtuse and slightly emarginate apically, narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, 3.2 to 4.6" [8 to 11 cm] long, successsively single, two flowered, umbellate inflorescence with 2 tubular sheaths and narrowly ovate floral bracts and carrying flowers that smell of rotten fish.

Synonyms B. bicolor var. funingense (Z.H. Tsi et H.C. Chen) Aver 2016

References Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong 2016