Bulbophyllum dichromum Rolfe 1907 SECTION Monomeria [Lindl.] J J Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

Side View of flower

Photo by Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website


Photo courtesy of David Morris and Clackamas Orchids


Common Name The Two Colored Bulbophyllum

Flower Size to about 2" [to about 5 cm]

Found in Vietnam and Laos in primary highland cloud forests as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte at elevations of 1900 to 2100 meters with pseudobulbsa carrying a single, apical, erect leaf that blooms on a erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, loosely many [10 to 15] flowered inflorescence occuring in the late winter.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum jacquetii Gagnep. 1930; Ione dichroma (Rolfe) Gagnep. 1933; Monomeria dichroma (Rolfe) Schltr. 1914; Sunipia dichroma (Rolfe) Nguyen Tien Ban & Duong DucHuyen 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Monomeria dichroma; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Monomeria dichroma; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 as Monomeria dichroma; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as Monomeria dichroma; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Monomeria dichroma