Bulbophyllum gyrochilum Seidenf. 1979 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl] J JU Smith 1933 Photo by Senghas/

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Seidenfaden

Full shade Fall

Common Name The Round Lipped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .16 to .18" [4 to 4.5 mm] long

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam and Thailand at elevations around 1300 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a pendent, free hanging rhizome with conical to nearly cylindric, pointing towards the apex and at an acute angle to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single linear, sessile, dark green above, greyish green beneath, many veined leaf that blooms in the spring on an arising through the basal pseudobulb sheaths, short, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as B sp GT 3484 pg 418 drawing fide; *Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok