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

Plant and flower

Flowers from Below

Photos by 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 ok; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 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; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Drymoda gymnopus; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Monomeria gymnopus; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; ; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 112 J J Verm. 2002 drawing fide; 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; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;