Bulbophyllum roseopictum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Ione [Lindley] J J Verm Schuit & de Vogel 2014 TYPE for the sectionPhoto by Eric Hunt

Another Flower Photo by Christian Gegenbauer

Part shade Warm to Cool to Cold SummerFall

Common Name The Rose Spotted Bulbophyllum - In China Er Se Sa Bao Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.2 cm]

This species is from Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand and Yunnan China in forests on trees and along valleys on rocks at elevations of 900 to 2700 meters as a miniature sized epiphyte and sometimes lithophyte and is grown cool to cold, shady and with regular year round watering and is best mounted on tree fern. The orchid has a branching rhizome with .6 to 1.25" [1.5 to 3.2 cm] between each obpyriform to flask shaped, apically narrowing, broad based pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong, obliquely emarginate, strongly keeled beneath, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that will bloom in the summer and fall on a basal, erect, 2" [5 cm] long, thin, several [1 to 8] flowered inflorescence with tubular, subacute basal sheaths and lanceolate, acute floral bracts the nodding flowers facing in all directions and held at leaf length.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bicolor [Lindley] Hkr.f 1890; Dipodium khasianum Griff 1851; *Ione bicolor Lindley 1853; Ione khasiana [Griff.] Lindley 1853; Sunipia bicolor (Lindl.) Lindl. 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Ione bicolor drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Ione bicolor; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957 as Sunipia bicolor drawing ok; Botanisk Tidsskrift Notes on the Genus Ione Seidenfaden 1969 as Ione bicolor; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 asSunipia bicolor drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991 as Sunipia bicolor; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997 as Sunipia bicolor; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 as Sunipia bicolor photo fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 as Sunipia bicolor photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Sunipia bicolor; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Ione bicolor drawing/photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Ione bicolor drawing fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 as Sunipia bicolor photo OK; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Sunipia bicolor; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Sunipia bicolor drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Sunipia bicolor photos fide; Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014