Bulbophyllum taeniophyllum Parish & Rchb. f. 1874 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Photos by TA Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Part shade Warm LATESpring

Common Name The Taeniophyllum-Like Bulbophyllum - In China Dai Ye Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Sumatra and Java on trees in dense forests at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte that requires a tree fern mount to accomodate the rambling growth pattern, light shade, ample moisture and high humidity and has 2.2" between each ovoid-elliptic pseudobulb with an elliptic, obtuse, conduplicate below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a basal, 3.6" [9 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with two to three well spaced bracts and holding the umbellate rachis with 10 flowers beneath the leaf.

Often cited as a synonym of Cirrhopetalum [Bulbophyllum] fenestarum but differs in the longer, narrower flowers.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum mundulum [Bull.] J.J.Sm. 1912; Bulbophyllum rupicolum Ridl. 1911; Bulbophyllum simillinum Par & Rchb.f 1883; Cirrhopetalum mundulum Bull 1891; Cirrhopetalum punctatissimum (Ridl.) Rolfe ex Ridl. 1924; Cirrhopetalum simillinum [Par & Rchb.f] Hkr.f 1890; Cirrhopetalum taeniophyllum (Parish & Rchb. f.) Hook. f. 1896; Phyllorchis simillima (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Phyllorkis taeniophylla (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as B simillimum; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Cirr simmillimum; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as Bulbophyllum mundulum; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Hefte 4 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971 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; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 2 1984 photo hmm; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 wrong ID has a photo and description of C fenestratum; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A to Z Of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum taeniophyllum; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 wrong ID, has a photo and description of C fenestratum; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Cirrhopetalum taeniophyllum photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;