Bulbophyllum funingense Z.H.Tsi & H.C.Chen 1981 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

Flower from Below Photo by Guojun Hua and Flickr Photo Site

Common Name The Fu Ning Bulbophyllum [A Town in Yunnan province of China] - In China Fu Ning Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.3 cm] long

Found in southeastern Yunnan province of China on rocks in valleys at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing lithophyte with a creeping rhizome with 2.4" [6 cm] betweeen each, ovoid, ribbed pseudobulb carrying a single, narrowly oblong, thickly leathery, obtuse and slightly emarginate apically, , narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, 3.2 to 4.6" [8 to 11 cm] long, two flowered, umbellate inflorescence with 2 tubular sheaths and narrowly ovate floral bracts.

CAUTION I have my doubts about the veracity of this determination becasue of the umbellate inflorescence that the photo does not have so please use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok