Bulbophyllum xylophyllum C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

Plant and Inflorescence

Inflorescence and Ruler

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Brown Flower Form

Photo by Kurt Keller

Full shadeHotSpringSummer

Common Name The Woody Leafed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/6" [3 mm]

Found in Bhutan, Assam, India, Yuunnan and Guizhou provinces of China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam in lowland humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on mossy branches along ridge tops around elevations of 410 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with minute, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, stiff, elliptic to broadly elliptic, petiolate leaf that blooms in the spring and summer with a from the rhizome, erect, 2" [5 cm] long inflorescence with 2 basal acuminate bracts and another towards the middle and carrying an apical cluster of a few flowers

Synonyms Phyllorchis xylophylla (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov1 , Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;