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

Photo by Li Juanwu

Drawing

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

Synonyms

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;

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