Bulbophyllum nipondhii Seidenf. 1985

Plant and Flower in situ Thailand

Photos courtesy of Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Partial Shade Cool Fall

Common Name Nipondh's Bulbophyllum - in Thailand Singto Niphon

Flower Size .16" [4 mm ] wide x .8" [20 mm] long

Found in Bhutan, upper northeast Thailand and Yunnan province of China at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, thin, wiry, [1.8 to 3.2 cm] long, inflorescence with an apical corym of to 6 flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;