Bulbophyllum polyrrhizum Lindl. 1830 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Egon Krogsgaard

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Plant and Flower?

Photos by R Hromniak and A. Sieder and The Bulbophyllum A to Z Orchid Page

Common Name The Many Root Bulbophyllum - In China Zhui Jing Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size .2 to .25" [5 to 8 mm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Sikkim, India, Myanmar, Yunnan China and Thailand in subtropical, montane forests at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with .2 to .35" [4 to 9 mm] between each globose-ovoid, green, broad based pseudobulb and carrying a single, deciduous, narrowly oblong, subacute, sessile leaf that is not present at blooming which is in the spring on a secund, .4 to 3.2" [1 to 8 cm] long, to 8 flowered, suberect, racemose, recurved inflorescence

Synonyms Phyllorchis polyrrhiza (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing good; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Northwest Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing good; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Bhutan, Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;