Bulbophyllum griffithii (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1864 SECTION Leopardinae Bentham 1883

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Part shadeCoolTo Coldfall

Common Name Griffith's Bulbophyllum [English Orchid Collector in India 1800's] - In China Duan Chi Shi Don Lan

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

This species is found in Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim, southern China and Taiwan in the understory of forests as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte on mossy rocks at elevations of 1000 to 3000 meters that has close set, ovoid, compressed, weakly falcate, rugose pseudobulbs with a single apical, deflexed, oblong-lanceolate, subacute to obtuse, petiolate base leaf and blooms in the fall on a basal, very short inflorescence with a basal, tubular sheath and carrying a single flower and requiring high humidity and light shading.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum calodictyon Schltr. 1919; Bulbophyllum chitouense S.S.Ying 1995; Dendrobium bulbophylli Griff. 1848; Phyllorkis bulbophylli (Griff.) Kuntze 1891; *Sarcopodium griffithii Lindl. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VIII Bulbiphyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1990; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing good; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as B chitouense photo ok; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 as B chitouense photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;