Bulbophyllum khaoyaiense Seidenf. 1970 SECTION Tripudianthes

Plant and Flowers

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Common Name The Khao Yai Bulbophyllum [A Town in Thailand] - in China Bai Hua Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 1/6" [.4 cm]

Found in Thailand, and Yunnan province China at elevations around 1200 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with squat, globular, [somewhat like a Hersheys Kiss], rough psuedobulbs carrying a single, deciduous leaf that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect to pendant, basal, 1" [2.5 cm] long, few [5 to 6] flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acuminate bract towards the base.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum tripudians var. pumilum Seidenf. & Smitinand 1965; Tripudianthes khaoyaiensis (Seidenf.) Szlach. & Kras 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as B tripudians var pumilum drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Field Guide To The Wild Orchids Of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;