Bulbophyllum albociliatum (Tang S.Liu & H.Y.Su) K.Nakaj 1973 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

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Another Angle Photos By Weitlian and his Taiwan Orchid Site

Common Name The White Haired Cirrhopetalum - In China Bai Mao Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size .25" [8 mm]

Found in central and southern Taiwan in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1300 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a slender, creeping rhizome with .8" [2 cm] between each ascending, narrowly ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single apical, erect, oblanceolate to obovate, obtuse to sometimes retuse, sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, slender, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with 2 scale like bracts and narrowly triangular floral bracts and carrying the flowers in an apical umbel.

This species and B kuanwuense are very similar but the later has much longer and denser hairs on the dorsal sepal and petals.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum albociliatum var. brevipedunculatum [Hsu & Ching] Lin 2014; Bulbophyllum albociliatum var. weiminianum T.P.Lin & Kuo Huang 2005; Bulbophyllum brevipedunculatum T.C.Hsu & S.W.Chung 2008; Bulbophyllum taichungianum S.S.Ying 1978; *Cirrhopetalum albociliatum Tang S.Liu & H.Y.Su 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum albociliatum; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as B brevipedunculatum; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as B brevipedunculatum drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide

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