Bulbophyllum insulsoides Seidenf. 1973 publ. 1974 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr 1883

Another Flower Angle

Photos by Ed Vogel


Common Name The Insulsum-Like Bulbophyllum [refers to being similar to the species B insulsum which is now considered a synonym of B levinei] - In China Sui Hua Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size .1 to .12" [5 to 6 mm]

Found in central and southern Taiwan in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set, conic-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, narrowly oblong, leathery, subacute, contracted below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and early fall on a basal, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, slender, sparsely 10 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 4 sheathlike bracts and lanceolate floral bracts.

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum racemosum Hayata 1911; Cirrhopetalum racemosum Hayata 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 drawing fide/photo ok; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo hmm; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo appears to be B levinei;