Bulbophyllum rufilabrum Parish ex Hook. f. 1890 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr 1883

Plant and Flowers

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Plant and Flower

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Part shadeWarmFall

Common Name The Fox Red Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/5" [.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Myanmar and India? at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing unifoliate epiphyte with a creeping, branching rhizome with up to 2" [5 cm] between each four sided, broadly ovoid to conical, ribbed pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, leathery, somewhat flexible, elliptic to oblong, violet beneath, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a descending to pendent, somewhat slender, 3.2" [8 cm] long, 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence carrying, simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum limbatum Par & Rchb.f 1888; Phyllorchis rufilabra (C.S.P.Parish ex Hook.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/photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 ; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ;