!Bulleyia yunnanensis Schltr. 1912

Photo by S. Z. Lucksom and the The Orchids of Sikkim and Northeastern Yunnan Website

Common Name The Yunnan Bulleyia [a province of southern China] - In China Feng Yao Lan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas and Assam, on tree trunks and humus covered boulders in mixed forests at elevations of 1300 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with clustered, narrowly ovoid to narrowly ovoid-ellipsoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, chartaceous, long acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, pendant, 12 to 25.4" [30 to 66 cm] long, racemose, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with reddish green, conduplicate, enveloping the flower, floral bracts.


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