Bulbophyllum setaceum T.P. Lin 1975 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

Flower Closeup

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Photos By Weitlian and his Taiwan Orchid Site

Common Name The Bristly Bulbophyllum [refers to the dorsal sepal and petals] - In China Guan Guan Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size .15" [4 mm] wide

Found in Taiwan in virgin broadleaf forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set to .4" [1 cm] between each ovoid to narrowly cylindric, rugose, ribbed pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, rigid, leathery, elliptic to oblong elliptic, obtuse, retuse, narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, green, 5.6 to 6.4" [14 to 16 cm] long, 12 to 16 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate floral bracts and requires moderate shade and good air circulation.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum ciliisepalum T.C.Hsu & S.W.Chung 2008; Bulbophyllum taitungianum S.S.Ying 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 drawing fide/photo ok; Bulbophyllums and their Allies Seigerist 2001; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 as B ciliisepalum photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;