Bulbophyllum kwangtungense Schltr.1924 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Plant in Situ in China

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Common Name The Kwangtung Bulbophyllum [refers to Gunagdong a state in Southern China] - In China Guangdong Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Yunnan and Zhejiang provinces of China on trees, rocks and outcrops of rugged granite on vertical mossy faces in forests close to stream courses at elevations around 500 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping to straggling rhizome with .8 to 2.8" [2 to 7 cm] between each, cylindric pseueobulb carrying a single apical, oblong, leathery, obtuse rounded and slightly emarginmate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through summer on a basal, erect, slender, to 3.8" [9.5 cm] long, umbel-like, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence with 3 to 5 narrowly tubular bracts and narrowly lanceolate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; 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 not = B odoratissimum; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo not = B odoratissimum; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;