Bulbophyllum transarisanensis Hayata 1916 SECTION Leopardinae Bentham 1883

Green Clone

Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Part shadeCool TO WarmSummer

Common Name The Bulbophyllum from the other side of Mt. A Li Shan

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Taiwan at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, unifoliate epiphyte that requires semi-shade and has close set, ovoid pseudobulbs and a single apical, elongate oblong, obtuse to acute, contracted into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a 2.8" [7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by widely cupped sheaths.

Cited as a synonym of Bulbophyllum pectinatum, visually they are very similar.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum pectinatum var. transarisanense (Hayata) S.S. Ying 1996; Bulbophyllum viridiflorum Hayata 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones plantarum formosanarum nec non et contributiones ad floram formosanam. 2: 139-140. Hayata 1912 as B viridiflorum; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 drawing fide/photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001