Bulbophyllum luanii Tixier 1965 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr.f 1883 Photo by Tripetch P.

Inflorescence Photo by Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

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Common Name Luan's Bublophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Not checked by Garay

Found in Vietnam and Thailand in primary montane forests at elevations around 1300 to 2600 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with conical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a papery sheath and carrying a single, apical, linear, shortly conduplicate towards the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, 11' [12.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with close tubular bracts and a few apical flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1979 drawing okish; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003;

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