Bulbophyllum seidenfadenii A.D.Kerr 1973 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

Plant and Flowers


Photos by Jian W. Li/Drawing by A.Q. Hu


Common Name Seidenfaden's Bulbophyllum [Swedish diplomat and Orchid Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China and Laosin mixed broadleaved and coniferous forests at elevations around 500 meters as a mini=miniatuire sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with globoseclustered pseusobulbs carrying a single, elliptic to elliptic ovoid, unequally bilobed apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and early spring on a basal, peduncle .36 to .44" [.9 to 1.2 cm] long, with 2 tubular, membraneous, acute sheaths, rachis short .08 to .1" [2 to 2.5 mm] long, sub-umbellate, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying sweetly scented flowers.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum jingdongense A.Q.Hu, D.P.Ye & Jian W.Li 2017

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytotaxa 311(1): 97 JIAN-WU LI, JIAN-TAO YIN, XIAO-HUA JIN 2017 Bulbophyllum menglaense (Orchidaceae), a new species from Yunnan, China drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as B jingdangense photo fide;