Bulbophyllum rothschildianum (O'Brien) J.J. Sm. 1912 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

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Lip Detail

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FragrancePart shadeHot TO CoolSpring and Fall

Common Name Rothschild's Bulbophyylum [English Banker family and Orchid enthusiast 1800's] - In China Mei Hua Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 1" x 6 1/2" [2.5 x 17 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China, northeastern India, Assam and Myanmar as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical leaf and blooms on a basal, erect, few flowered, umbellate inflorescence that has fragrant, peachy to fruity scented flowers occuring in the spring and fall. This species needs to be grown in a pot or basket with a fast draining medium, partial shade, ample water and fertilizer and good air circulation.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum rothschildianum O'Brien 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Buleltin Vol 33 No 3 1964 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 # 6 1968 as Cirrhopetalum rothschildianum; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981 photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1981 photo fide; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 2 1983 as Cirrhopetalum rothschildianum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 12 1987 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 # 9 1992 as Cirrhopetalum rothschildianum photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing good; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 6 2000 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 3 2003 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 1 2005 as Cirrhopetalum rothchildsianum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo fide; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #1 2011 photo fideAOS Bulletin Vol 81 #10 2012 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 photo fide; Phytotaxa 298[1]: 77-82 Bulbophyllum yingjiangense, a new species from Yunnan, China: morphological and molecular evidence (Orchidaceae; Epidendroideae) JUNWEN ZHAI, XIUPING CHEN, YANQIONG CHEN & BINGMOU WANG 2017; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;

Bulbophyllum rothschildianum (O'Brien) J.J. Sm. 1912 var carnea