Bulbophyllum catenarium Ridl. 1894 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

plant in situ in Borneo Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt.

Plant Photo courtesy of Mitrofanov Yury

Common Name The Chain-Like Bulbophyllum - In China Lian Zhuang Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size 1/5" [5mm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo and Vietnam in wet and mossy evergreen lowland montane forests on twigs and terminal branches in the upper canopy at elevations of 700 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature, warm to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with tiny, ovoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, thick, elliptic, petiolate leaf and blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a basal, 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular floral bracts that requires deep shade.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum carunculaelabrum Carr 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1953 as B carunculaelabrum; Orchid Genera of Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou 1990; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003 photo fide; Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. O’BYRNE Gard. Bulletin Singapore 60 (1): 73-153 2008; Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. O’BYRNE Gard. Bulletin Singapore 60 (1): 73-153 2008 as B carunculaelabrum; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;

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