Bulbophyllum kuanwuense S.W.Chung & T.C.Hsu 2006 SECTION Cirrhopetaloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994 Photo by Gastrodia and 89sky.net WebSite

Plant and Flowers in situ Taiwan Photo by Adam and 89sky.net WebSite

Common Name The Kuan Wu Bulbophyllum - In China Tai Nan Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Taiwan in chamaecyparis forests on mountain ridges at elevations around 1800 to 2150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome that has to .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each globose to ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, more or less elliptic to obovate, rounded to slightly retuse apically, gradually narrowing below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3cm] long, 3 to 7 flowered, umbellate inflorescence with 2 scale-like sheaths.

This species and B albociliatum are very similar but this one has much longer and denser hairs on the dorsal sepal and petals.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum kuanwuense var. luchuensis T.P.Lin & W.M.Lin 2009; Bulbophyllum kuanwuense var. rutilum T.P.Lin & W.M.Lin 2009

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 of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 as B kuanwuensis var luchuensis photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 as B kuanwuensis var rutilum photo fide;

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