Bulbophyllum omerandrum Hayata 1914 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Another Flower Angle

Plant and Flower in situ China

Drawing by The Orchid Society Of China WebSite

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum - In China Mao Yao Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size .1/4" [8 mm]

Found in north Fujian, north Guangdong, Guangxi, western Hubei, north Hunan and Zhejiang provinces of China, and Taiwan in forests on tree trunks and on rocks along valleys at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome that has .6 to 1.4" [1.5 to 4 cm] between each ovoid-globose pseudobulb carrying a single, subsessile, oblong, thickly leathery, obtuse and retuse apically, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, slender, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm], often 1 to 3 flowered, umbellate or condensed racemose inflorescence with 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and narrowly ovate, cymbiform floral bracts.

CAUTION I have no way of truly verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum omerandrum (Hayata) Hayata 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing ok; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 drawing fide/photo ok Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide