Bulbophyllum eublepharum Rchb.f. 1861

SECTION Eublepharon J J Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

Plant in situ Bhutan

Photos by Bhakta Ghalley TheBhutan Biodiversity Portal


Plant and Flower

Drawings by Bengal Secretariat Press and JD Hooker The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Beautiful Lash Bulbophyllum [refers to the serrate-fimbriate petals] - In China Mo Tuo Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size .1 to .12" [5 to 6 mm]

Found in China, eastern Himalayas and Myanmar in open montane forests at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with clustered, cylindrical, grooved pseudobulbs that widen slightly towards the base and are enveloped partially by imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, acute, narrowing to a channeled, shortly petiolate to subsessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, glabrous, 19 to 35" [32.5 to 85 cm] long, slender, racemose, laxly 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with basally clasping, spreading above, lanceolate, subacute, linear-lanceolate, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Bulbophyllum yuanyangense Z.H.Tsi 1995; Phyllorchis eublephara (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; The Orchids Of Bhutan Cribb & Pearce 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2008 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;