Bulbophyllum bicolor Lindl.1830 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Two Colored Bulbophyllum - In China Er Se Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Hong Kong on rocks and cliffs along streams at elevations of 100 to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing lithophyte with ovoid, slightly sulcate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that and blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, 1.6" [4 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence holding the flowers towards the apex in an umbrel.

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum bicolor (Lindl.) Rolfe 1903; Phyllorchis bicolor (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 12 1996 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 2 1997 photo; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005as Cirrhopetalum bicolor photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 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 of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014 photo fide

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