Bulbophyllum salweenense X.H.Jin 2015 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

Photo by Jin Xiaohua

Partial Shade Cool LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Salween River Bulbophyllum [a River in Yunnan province of China]

Flower Size

Found in Yunnan province of China in forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong-elliptic, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, basal, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long, shorter than the leaves, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in an apical umbel and has lanceolate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide; PhytoKeys 130: 34 Bulbophyllum reflexipetalum (Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae, Malaxideae), a new species from Xizang, ChinaJ.D.Ya, Y.J.Guo & C.Liu 2019