Bulbophyllum paraemarginatum Aver. 2007 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

TYPE drawing

Photo and Type drawing by Averyanov and The Vietnam Forest Creatures Website

Part shade Cool fall

Common Name The Similar to B emarginatum Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.8 to 2" [4.5 to 5 cm] long

Found in Vietnam on steep mountain slopes on tall mossy trees at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, rigid, dark grey brown rhizome with 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] between each dull olive green to brown, narrowly ovate, slightly oblique to the rhizome pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, conduplicate, slightly bilobed at apex leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, purple-brown, stout, rigid, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with 1 toi 2, basal, yellow-brown, soon decaying, grey, fibrous bracts and purple brown, ovate to narrowly ovate, acute floral bract carrying pendulous, scentless flowers.

This epiphytic species differs from B emarginatum by the coloration of the flowers, the erose structure of lip and the distinctly dentate margin of median the sepal and the petals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Taiwania 52: 292 Averyanov 2007 photo/drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014;