Bulbophyllum viridiflorum (Hook.f.) Schltr. 1910 SECTION Tripudianthes

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Part shadeCool Fall

Common Name The Green Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4 to .75" [1 to 1.7 cm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Bhutan and the eastern Himalayas at elevations of 2000 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with caespitose, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblong-lanceolate, acute, thin, narrowing into the subsessile base leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, racemose, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, densely many flowered, strongly decurved rachis inflorescence with 3 distant, lanceolate, acute bracts and ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum viridiflorum Hook.f. 1890; Phyllorchis viridiflora (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Tripudianthes viridiflora (Hook.f.) Szlach. & Kras 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1891 as Cirrhopetalum viridiflorum drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Cirrhopetalum viridiflorum drawing fide; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Notes On Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 as Cirrhopetalum viridiflorum photo fide; Die Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 as Cirrhopetalum viridflorum drawing; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing good; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide