Bulbophyllum unciniferum Seidenf. 1973 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

Photo by Phan Ke Loc and The Nonghoc Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Seidenfaden


Common Name The Hook-Carrying Bulbophyllum - In China Zhi Li Juan Han Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China and northern Thailand in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1100 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with about .8" to 1.4" between each cylindric to oblong pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly oblong, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter to early spring on a basal, short, umbel-like, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with several tubular sheaths and lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum unciniferum (Seidenf.) Senghas 1983; Rhytionanthos unciniferum (Seidenf.) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 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; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 40 Bulbophyllinae 1983 as Cirrhopetalum unciniferum drawing ok; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 see pg 47; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;