Bulbophyllum sutepense (Rolfe ex Downie) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1961 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Eric Beltrame and Orchids Online Australia


Photo by MR.TIPOL RUANGAKSORN and Exotic Bulbophyllum

Common Name The Doi Suthep Bulbophyllum [A District of Thailand] - In China Ju Zhu Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size 1/16" x 1/8" [1.5 mm X 7mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos in sparse woods on tree trunks at elevations of 600 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with round, pineapple-like, close-set pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, elliptic, coriaceous, subsessile leaf that narrows abruptly into the pseudobulb below and blooms in the spring on a basal, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, subumbellate few [4 to 5] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum sutepense Rolfe ex Downie 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Hefte 4 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971 drawing fide; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997 photo good; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide;A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; 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 fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;