Bulbophyllum melanoglossum Hayata 1914 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

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Photos By Weitlian and his Taiwan Orchid Site


Common Name The Black Lipped Bulbophyllum - In China Zi Wen Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size .4 [1 cm] wide

Found in central and southern Fujian, Hainan and Taiwan in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 400 to 1800 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .4 to 2.4" [1 to 6 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, obovate-lanceolate, leathery, obtuse, retuse, to apiculate, narrowing below into the subsessile base leaf that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a basal, yellowish-green with purple red spots, slender, 2.8 to 4.8" [7 to 12 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 bracts and a narrowly lanceolate floral bract and carrying the flowers in an apical umbel

Synonyms Bulbophyllum linchianum S.S.Ying 1977; Bulbophyllum melanoglossum var. rubropunctatum (S.S.Ying) S.S.Ying 1990; Bulbophyllum rubropunctatum S.S.Ying 1977; Bulbophyllum striatum (Tang S.Liu & H.Y.Su) Nakai 1973; Cirrhopetalum linchianum (S.S.Ying) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994; Cirrhopetalum melanoglossum (Hayata) Hayata 1917; Cirrhopetalum striatum Tang S.Liu & H.Y.Su 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 drawing fide/photo ok; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 84 #1 2020 photo fide;