Bulbophyllum taiwanense (Fukuy.) K.Nakaj. 1973 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

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Common Name The Taiwan Bulbophyllum - In China Tai Wan Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 1.5" [4 cm]

Found in southern Taiwan in forests on tree trunks at elevations below 1000 meters as a mini-miniture sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .2 to .6" [5 to 15 mm] between each usually ovoid, more or less longitudunally striped pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly oblong, fleshy, obtuse, retuse, narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, yellowish-green, slender, longitudinally striped, 2.4 to 4" [ 6 to 10 cm] long, densely 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with several brown bracts and a lanceolate floral bract

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum taiwanense Fukuy. 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; A compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #6 2019 photo fide;