Bulbophyllum menghaiense Z.H.Tsi 1981 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Photo by snasxs and the Garden Forum Webpage

Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Menghai Bulbophyllum [a City in Yunnan Province China] - In China Meng Hai Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China on tree trunks in montane forests at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with closely spaced, subglobose, sometimes dorsal-ventrally compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical coricaeous, ovate-lanceolate, to oblong-ligulate, subsessile leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 2, basal, erect, slender, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in color Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; 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;