Bulbophyllum gymnopus Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Altisceptrum J.J.Sm. 1914

Plant and flower

Flowers from Below Photos courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

FragranceFull shadeWarm TO CoolWinter

Common Name The Naked Bulbophyllum - In China Xian Ban Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar and Thailand at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte in evergreen forests and lithophyte on the rocks below with 5" between each ellipsoid, smooth pseudobulb carrying a single apical, lanceolate acute leaf that blooms in the winter on a 5 to 6 " [12.5 cm to 15 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with unpleasingly scented flowers that are evenly spaced from near the base of the inflorescence to the apex.

Synonyms Drymoda gymnopus (Hook.f.) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994; Monomeria gymnopus (Hook.f.) Aver. 1994; Phyllorchis gymnopus (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin VOl 27 No 1 1958 drawing; Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing good; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001 as Drymoda gymnopus; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 as Drymoda gymnopus; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Drymoda gymnopus; 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 photo ok;

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