Bulbophyllum khasyanum Griff. 1851 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

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Drawing by © Seidenfaden


Common Name The Khasia Hills Bulbophyllum [refers to an area of NE India] - In China Juan Bao Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size .15 to .18" [3 to 4 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam on trees or rocks at elevations of 1650 to 2330 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping rhizome givinfg rise to an attenuate pseudobulb carrying a single, coriaceous, apical, erect, oblong-lanceolate obtuse, single veined, gradually narrowing below into the channeled above, terete below petilolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and early winter on a basal, erect, slender, subcylindric, 6 to 12.4" [15 to 31 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with distant lanceolate adpressed sheaths and variable, ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, concave floral bracts and carrying overlapping flowers.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bowringianum Rchb.f. 1881; Bulbophyllum cylindraceum var. khasyanum (Griff.) Hook.f. 1890; Bulbophyllum gibsonii Lindl. ex Rchb. f 1878; Phyllorchis conchifera (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Bulbophyllum cylindraceum var. khasyanum; Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. O’BYRNE Gard. Bulletin Singapore 60 (1): 73-153 2008; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2008 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo good; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide; Phytotaxa 369 (1) Averyanov etal 2018: New species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)