Bulbophyllum luanii Tixier 1965 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr 1883

Photo by Tripetch P.


Photo by Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved


Drawing by Seidenfaden


Common Name Luan's Bublophyllum [Vietnamese founder of Hue University 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Vietnam and Thailand in primary montane forests at elevations around 1300 to 2600 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with conical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a papery sheath and carrying a single, apical, linear, shortly conduplicate towards the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, 11' [12.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with close tubular bracts and a few apical flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as B sp # 96 GT3077 pg 438 drawing fide; * Adansonia n.s., 6: 454 Tixier 1966 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing okish; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003;