Bulbophyllum longibrachiatum Z.H.Tsi 1981 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Photo courtesy of L.K. Westra, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III


Common Name The Long Bracted Bulbophyllum - In China Chang Bi Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in southeastern China and Vietnam in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 540 to 1600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte with a branched rhizome giving rise to well spaced, erect, narrowly ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, large, thickly leathery, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, 6 to 11.2" [15 to 28 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in an apical umbel.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum purpureifolium Aver. 1997; Cirrhopetalum longibrachiatum (Z.H.Tsi) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 10 1996 as B purpureifolium photo fide; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003 as B purpureifolium photo fide; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 5–58 L. V. Averyanov1 , Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo not; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;