Bulbophyllum violaceolabellum Seidenf. 1981 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

Plant and Flower

Flower Closeup

Photos by R Hromniak and A. Sieder and The Bulbophyllum A to Z Orchid Page

Common Name The Purple Lipped Bulbophyllum - In China Deng E Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China and Laos in sparse woods on limestone slopes at elevations around 700 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte on rocks with a creeping rhizome and 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, somewhat fleshy, oblong to obovate-oblong, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, [19 to 26 cm] long, suberect, subumbellate, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence


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