Bulbophyllum longibrachiatum Z.H.Tsi 1981 SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861 Photos courtesy of L.K. Westra, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

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Common Name The Long Bracted Bulbophyllum - In China Chang Bi Juan Ban Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in southeastern China and Vietnam in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 540 to 1600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte with a branched rhizome giving rise to well spaced, erect, narrowly ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, large, thickly leathery, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, 6 to 11.2" [15 to 28 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in an umbel

Synonyms Bulbophyllum purpureifolium Aver. 1997; Cirrhopetalum longibrachiatum (Z.H.Tsi) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003 as B purpureifolium photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo not; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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