Bulbophyllum gongshanense Z.H.Tsi 1981 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Drawing by Cai Shuqin and Flora of China WebSite

Common Name The Gong Mountain Bulbophyllum [A mountain in northwestern Yunnan province of China] - In China Gong Shan Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size .1/4" [8 mm]

Found in northwestern Yunnan province of China in forests on tree trunks at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome that has .2 to .4" [5 to 1 cm] between each narrowly ovoid to bottle-shaped pseudobulb carrying a single, subsessile, oblong, leathery, obtuse apically, gradually narrowing below into the shortly conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, suberect, short, often 4 to 5 flowered, umbellate inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum gongshanense (Z.H.Tsi) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2008; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide