Bulbophyllum repens Griff. 1851 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

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Plant and Flowers in situ Thailand

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Fragrance Part shade Hot Cool Spring

Common Name The Crawling Bulbophyllum - In China Qiu Hua Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam on tree trunks in dense forests at elevations around 300 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set, subovoid, small pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate-lanceolate, obtuse, narrowing towards the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, short, globose, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular floral bracts and carrying flowers that smell of fungus.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum khasianum Rchb.f. 1874; Bulbophyllum poilanei Gagnep.1930; Phyllorkis repens (Griff.) Kuntze 1891;

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