Bulbophyllum orientale Seidenf. 1979 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr 1883

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Another Flower Color

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Plant and Flower

Flower Closeup

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Common Name The Eastern Bulbophyllum - In China Mai Sui Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China, Thailand and Vietnam in evergreen primary montane forests and in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte occuring at elevations of 500 to 2300 meters with thick rhizome and closey spaced, conical to ovoid, pseudobulbs carrying a single, coriaceous to subfleshy, oblong, petiolate leaf that flowers in the late spring and summer in nature on a basal, arcuate, 1 3/5" to 5.2" [4 to 13 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence enveloped by basal sheaths and having many small flowers held below the leaf

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; > The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as B cf sicyobulbon fig 311 drawing fide; * Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide/photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo ok; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov1 , Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 photo fide; Flora of China 25: 404440. 2009; 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo good?;