Bulbophyllum striatum (Griff.) Rchb.f. 1861 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

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Common Name The Striate Bulbophyllum [refers to the striped flowers] - In China Xi Bing Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in the southeastern Yunnan province of China, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, Thailand and Vietnam on rocks in thickets on limestone slopes at elevations of 1500 to 2330 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with a slender, woody rhizome with 1.2 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] between each obpyriform to ovoid, rugose, purple pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic retuse, many veined, green above, purple blotched below, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall arising from the rhizome or the pseduobulb base on a shorter than the leaf, slender, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, subumbellate to shortly racemose, erect, strongly basally recurved, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with tubular basal sheaths and the upper ones distant, lanceolate and acute and has linear, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Bulbophyllum striatitepalum Seidenf. 1982; *Dendrobium striatum Griff.1851; Phyllorchis striata (Griff.) Kuntze 1891; Sarcopodium striatum (Griff.) Lindl. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Nordic Journal of Botany 2 193-218 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 as B straititepalum drawing fide; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing ok; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001 drawing ok; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2008 photo fide; Flora of China 25: 404440. 2009; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;