Bulbophyllum levinei Schltr. 1924 SECTION Eublepharon J J Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

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Another color, hairier petals

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Another Flower - B insulsum

Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl


Common Name Levine's Bulbophyllum - In China Chi Ban Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size 1/8" [.4 cm]

Found in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, Yunnan and Zhejiang provinces of China as well as Taiwan mostly on mossy rocks along valleys but also in forests on tree trunks as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte in forests at 900 to 2000 meters with ovoid, close set subcylindric to bottle-shaped pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, thinly leathery, narrowly oblong to obovate-lanceolate, slightly undulate margin, subacute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring through summer on a basal, erect, 3 to 4 flowered, 3/4" to 4 3/4" [2 to 12 cm] long inflorescence with the several [2 to 12] flowers held at leaf height.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum insulsum (Gagnep.) Seidenf. 1973 publ. 1974; Cirrhopetalum insulsum Gagnep.1950

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 as B insulsum drawing ?; The Genera pf Orchidaceae In Hong Kong Hu 1977 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as B insulsum; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2008 as B insulsum photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as B insulsum photos hmm; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos hmm; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 as B insulsum photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo hmm = SECTION Rhytionanthos;