Bulbophyllum shanicum King & Pantl. 1897 SECTION Lemniscata Pfitz 1889

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by G Meyer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Drawing by Ji Chaozhen and Flora Of China Website


Common Name The Shan Mountain Bulbophyllum - In China Er Ye Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southwest Yunnan province of China and Myanmar in dense forests on rocks at elevations of 1800 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome that has .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each ovoid to globose pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, erect, deciduous or not, subsessile, obovate-lanceolate, leathery, rounded and emarginate apically leaves that blooms in the early fall on a basal, erect, glabrous, 4.4 to 6.8" [11 to 17 cm] long, secund, densely many flowered inflorescence with 5 tubular sheaths and small, lanceolate floral bracts as well as carrying secund flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;