Bulbophyllum bittnerianum Schlechter 1910 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr 1883

Inflorescence

Inflorescence and plant Photo by Manorot Tangsaveepha and His Butterfly & Orchids Website

Wide Open Flowers Photo courtesy of Ichiro "Haru" Ohsaka

LATE to EARLY

Common Name Bittner's Bulbophyllum - In China Tuan Hua Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size 2" Long [5 cm]

This small sized, cool growing species is only from Thailand in evergreen, broad leaved forests on tree trunks at elevations around 1700 meters and has a woody rhizome with 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] between each, garlic-like shaped, 4 ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong, subobtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring to early summer, arising from the base of the newest formed pseudobulb with a sheathed, thick, [3+] , 4" [10 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence that has an apical cluster of flowers held at mid-leaf height.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bractescens Rolfe ex Kerr 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Genera of Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou 1979 drawing good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as B allenkerrii photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as B allenkerrii photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo maybe; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide

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