Bulbophyllum rimannii (Rchb.f.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Ione [Lindley] J J Verm Schuit & de Vogel 2014

Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom

Another Flower or another species

Inflorescence

Side View of Flower

Photos by Pichit Srihapoompijit

Another Flower Color and or another species

Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers in situ Thailand

Photos by Orchidfoto.com

Side View of Another Flower

Photo by Nguyen Sinh Khang and Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013

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Common Name Rimann's Bulbophyllum - In China Yuan Ban Da Bao Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand and Yunnan provvince of China in forests on tree trunks at elevations around 1500 to 1750 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .6" [1.5 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apcial, erect, oblong, leathery, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, slender, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sheaths and ovate-lanceolate, membraneous, acute floral bracts.

CAUTION There may be more than species represented here or a very color variable flower with many differences in the petals and column. Reference material on Sect. Sunipia are hard to come by so I have put them all here. The first matches the photos and drawings, but the others do not in the petals and in the column. The lip remains very constant between them all. I await better references to be able to ID them all correctly.

Synonyms *Acrochaene rimannii Rchb.f 1882; Ione rimannii (Rchb.f.) Seidenf. 1995; ; Ione salweenensis Phillimore & W.W.Sm. 1911; Monomeria rimannii (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1914; Sunipia rimannii (Rchb.f.) Seidenf. 1980; Sunipia salweenensis (Phillimore & W.W.Sm.) P.F.Hunt 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Monomeria rimanii; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 64 hefte 2-3 Notes on the Genus Ione Seidenfaden 1969 as Ione salweenensis drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Ione rimannii; A Field Guide to the The Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Sunipia rimannii photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Sunipia rimannii photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Sunipia rimannii ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Sunipia rimannii drawing fide to the 1st photo; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 as Sunipia rimanii photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 photo ok; 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 hmm;

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