Renanthera citrina Aver. 1997 Photos by Stefan Paeffgen


Photo by David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright


Common Name The Lemon Yellow Renanthera [refers to the flowers color] - In China Zhong Hua Huo Yan Lan

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China and Vietnam in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on lower mossy trunks of old gnarled trees at elevations of 650 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte on mossy rock bluffs with a pendulous and ascending, short, woody stem carrying lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, rigid, leathery, curved, unequally bilobed apically, sessile, articulated leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect to inclined, racemose to 2 branched, to 18" [45 cm] long, simultaneously to 25 flowered inflorescence with small triangular floral bracts and odorless flowers.

Synonyms Renanthera sinica Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen 2003

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