Bulbophyllum obtusiangulum Z.H.Tsi 1995 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

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Common Name The Obtuse Angled Bulbophyllum - In China Nan Fang Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size .1" x 1.4" [3mm x 3.5 cm]

Found in Hainan province of China on tree trunks in dense forests at elevations around 900 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] between each ovoid pseuduobulb and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, obovate-lanceolate, to suboblong, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, to 6.8" [to 17 cm] long, umbellate, to 10 flowered inflorescence

There are many referencees to this species being a synonym of B lepidum, I leave them separate for now. They are very similar


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour 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 as syn to B lepidum; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as B lepidum; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide