Bulbophyllum crabro (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Monomeria [Lindl.] J J Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

TYPE for the section

Photo by Christian Gegenbauer


Flower Closeup

Lip Detail from Side

Column Detail

Photos By A Sieder, courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Plant in situ in Malaysia

Photo by David Kuehn

Full shadeWarm Cool WinterEARLY Spring

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum - In China Duan Ban Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam in primary, mossy, evergreen and semi-deciduous, mixed and coniferous forests on rocky karst limestone at elevations of 600 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte and occasional epiphyte with 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] between each smooth, ovoid to pear shaped pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery, strap shaped, obliquely obtuse apically, petiolate base leaf and blooms in the winter and early spring on a basal, erect to arching, 12" to 18" [30 cm to 45 cm] long, flexuous, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum monomeria J.J.Verm. in Pridgeon et al. 2014; Epicranthes barbata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; *Monomeria crabro C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874; Monomeria barbata Lindl. 1830

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Monomeria crabro; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Monomeria barbata drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Monomeria barbata photo good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as Monomeria barbata drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Monomeria barbata; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 as Monomeria barbata drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000 as Monomeria barbata; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 as Monomeria barbata; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Monomeria barbata drawing fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 as Monomeria barbata photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Monomeria barbata drawing fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 as Monomeria barbata photo fide; 1830 Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Monomeria barbata photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Monomeria barbata; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Monomeria barbata drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Monomeria barbata photos fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014 photo fide; *Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;