Bulbophyllum rubrolabellum T.P.Lin 1975 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933


Photos by Lanfu Wang and The Orchids of Taiwan Website

Part sun Warm Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Red Lipped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Taiwan in primary broadleafed forests on mossy tree trunks at elevations of 700 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid, whitixh green, rugose to more or less tesselate with aging pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, oblong, dark green above light green beneath leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on an erect, basal, slender, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, densely 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum fenghuangshanianum S.S.Ying 1990; Bulbophyllum odoratissimum var. rubrolabellum (T.P.Lin) S.S.Ying 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;