Bulbophyllum chinense (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861 SECTION Cirrhopetalum Drawing by Miss Drake and Edward's Botanical Register Website

Common Name The Chinese Bulbophyllum - In China Zhong Hua Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size .4" [1cm]

Found in Guangdong province of China as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome that has an oblong-ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, subsessile, lanceolate leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, erect, slender, 4.8" [12 cm], often 9 to 10 flowered, umbellate inflorescence with 2 tubular sheaths and lanceolate floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum chinense Lindl. 1842; Phyllorkis chinensis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Cirrhopetalum chinense; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfaden 1973 drawing ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;