Bulbophyllum interpositum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2015 SECTION Ione [Lindley] J J Verm Schuit & de Vogel 2014

Photo by Stig Dalstrom

Common Name The In Between Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern Xizang province of China, Bhutan and Sikkim at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1/2" [1.25 cm] between each ovoid, semi-transparent pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erct, linear, notched apically, slightly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a 3/4" [1.85 cm] long, zigzag, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence enveloped below by 2 to 3 basal bracts and has lanceolate, equal to or longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Ione intermedia King & Pantl. 1896; Sunipia intermedia (King & Pantl.) P.F.Hunt 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Ione intermedia drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 64 hefte 2-3 Notes on the Genus Ione Seidenfaden 1969 as Ione intermedia; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as Sunipia intermedia drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 as Sunipia intermedia photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Sunipia intermedia; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Sunipia intermedia; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Sunipia intermedia drawing ; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu, Xiang, Ye & Liu 2010 as Sunipia intermedia photos; Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide;