Bulbophyllum pecten-veneris (Gagnep.) Seidenf. 1974 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

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Common Name The Comb-Like Nerved Bulbophyllum [refers to the fringed petals and dorsal sepal] - In China Ban Chun Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 1 1/4" long [3.5 cm long]

Found in Hubei, Fujian and Anhui provinces of China, Hong Kong, South Vietnam, Laos and Thailand in evergreen lowland forests at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a branching rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid-globose wrinkled, squat, subtly tetragonal to many angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate-elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, obtuse apically, subsessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, slender, descending to pendent, laterally from the base, to 4" [10 cm] long, 3 to 9 flowered inflorescence holding the simultaneously opening flowers in an umbel.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum tingabarinum Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994; Bulbophyllum tingabarinum f. flavum O.Gruss 2006; Cirrhopetalum miniatum Rolfe 1913; *Cirrhopetalum pecten-veneris Gagnep. 1931;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2008; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #10 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #1 2013 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide