Bulbophyllum psittacoglossum Rchb. f. 1863 SECTION Leopardinae Bentham 1883

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Common Name The Parrot Tongue Bulbophyllum - In China Dian Nan Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southeasten to southwestern Yunnan province of China, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam on shady rocks on open grassy slopes or on tree trunks in sparse woods as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte at elevations of 1200 to 1700 meters with reclining, ellipsoid, curved apically pseudobulbs clustered together each with a basal net and carrying a single, apical, ellipsoid, narrowing below into a conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a short to 2" [to 5 cm] long, few [1 to 3] flowered inflorescence with an acuminate bract towards the base.

Synonyms Brassavola psittacoglossa (Rchb.f.) Rollisson 1875; Bulbophyllum affinoides Guillaumin 1958; Sarcopodium psitiacoglossum [Rchb.f] Hkr. 1863; Phyllorchis psittacoglossa [Rchb.f] Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as B affinoides; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide; Phytotaxa 404 (6): 231244 Aver. & Vuong 2019 New species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae) in the flora of Vietnam II Drawing/photo fide