Bulbophyllum hymenanthum Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Aeschynanthoides Carr 1930

Plant & Flowers in situ Thailand

Plant & Flowers in situ another angle Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Hooker

Deep Shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name The Delicately Flowered Bulbophyllum [Virginal, hymen-like, refers to the diaphanous flowers]]

Flower Size .4 [1 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Thailand, Vietnam and Borneo in open mossy lower montane forests at elevations aroud 1300 to 2600 meters as a creeping, miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphtye or occsaional lithophyte with up to 1" [2.5 cm] between each, thin, cylindric pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, repent, elliptic leaf and blooms in the fall on a wiry, erect, 1 [2.5 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Phyllorchis hymenantha (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as B cf hymenanthum; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015;

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