Bulbophyllum tseanum (S.Y. Hu & Barretto) Z.H. Tsi 2000 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Photos courtesy of Gloria Barretto Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

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Common Name Tse's Bulbophyllum - In China Xiang Gang Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Hong Kong on rocks at lower elevations as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .4" [1 cm] between each oblique-ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, coriaceous, rounded, retuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, pale purplish red, slender, 3.2 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm] long, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence with 2 sheaths and subulate, acuminate to apiculate floral bracts holding the flowers in an apical umbel.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum tseanum S.Y. Hu & Barretto 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;