Bulbophyllum hainanense Z.H.Tsi 1981 1912 SECTION Aeschynanthoides Carr 1930

Photo by Li Jianwu

Drawing Drawing by and The E Floras Website

Full shade HotWarm

Common Name The Spherical Bulbophyllum - China Qui jing juan ban lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in eastern Hainan province of China in mixed forests on tree trunks at elevations around 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a slender rhizome with .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] between each single, fleshy, elliptic, obtuse, subsessile base leaf that blooms on several, usually arising from the leaf bearing nodes, erect, slender, .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute floral bracts and holding the flowers in an apical umbel.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;