Bulbophyllum muscarirubrum Seidenf. 1979 SECTION Lemniscata Pfitz 1889

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright ,

Common Name The Brick-Red Brush Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/8" [.3 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, Myanmar and Thailand at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with globular, somewhat irregularly flattened with age, closely spaced pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, deciduous, greyish green, waxy, lanceolate, basally loosely conduplicate leaves that fall before blooming in the spring on a basal, 1.2" [3 cm] long, densely, several to many [10 to 15] flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as B sp drawing/ fig 315 pg 419/photo pl 17; * Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Myanmar Kurzweil and Lwin 2014 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;