Bulbophyllum tengchongense Z.H.Tsi 1989 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Drawing by Cai Shuqin and Flora Of China Website

Partial Shade Cool Cold EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Tengchong Bulbophyllum - In China Yun Bei Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southwestern Yunnan province of China in forests on tree trunks at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set, subovoid, pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, sessile, oblong, subleathery, scabrous apical margins, acute leaf that blooms in the early summer on 2 to 3, basal, .55" [1.3 cm] long, umbel-like, often 4 to 5 flowered with 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and ovate-lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, yellowish with a red lip and red apical parts of the sepals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2008 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide