Bulbophyllum tigridum Hance 1883 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

Flower Closeup

Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Common Name The Tiger-Striped Bulbophyllum - In China Hu Ban Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Guangdong province of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as a very small, warm to cool growing lithophyte on vertical rocks faces in crevasses in mosses needing light shade and regular waterings year round with small ovoid-conical, deeply ridged and grooved, dull deep green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, shiny, ovate-elliptic, rarely oblong, obtuse, emarginate, or rarely rounded and retuse, obtuse below and narrowing into a conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that will bloom in the fall on a slender, delicate, 1 3/8" to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, arcuate, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with sub-cymbiform, membraneous, acute floral bracts and carrying an apical umbel of a few flowers held above the leaf

Synonyms Bulbophyllum retusiusculum var. tigridum (Hance) Z.H. Tsi 1995; Cirrhopetalum tigridum (Hance) Rolfe 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 as B retusiusculum var tigridum photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;