Bulbophyllum ledungense Tang & F.T.Wang 1974 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Photo by Huang Mingzhong


Drawing by Chaozhen and Flora Of China Website

Partial Shade Cool LATESpring EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Ledong Bulbophyllum [A town on the island of Hainan China]- In China Le Dong Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Hainan Island of China in forests on rocks as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with a creeping, branching rhizome with [1 to 4 cm] between each cylindric to ellipsoid pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, oblong, leathery, obtuse-rounded and slightly emarginate apically, contracted below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring through earlly fall on 1 to 2, basal or from the nodes on the rhizome, erect, slender, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, umbel-like, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with oblong, small, acuminate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;