Bulbophyllum menglunense Z.H.Tsi & Y.Z.Ma 1985 SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896

Photo by Li Juanwu


Drawing by Chaozhen and Flora Of China Website

Partial Shade Warm LATEwinter EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Mengla Bulbophyllum [A town in southern Yunnan China]- In China Meng Lun Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size very small

Found in southern Yunnan province of China in open forests on trees at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping, slender rhizome with .4" [1 cm] between each ovoid, base more or less prostrate on the rhizome pseudobulb carrying a single apical, ovate, leathery, mucronate apically, contracted below into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter to early spring on a basal or from the nodes on the rhizome, erect, filiform, short, single flowered inflorescence with a single basal sheath and cupular, membraneous floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;