Bulbophyllum nigripetalum Rolfe 1891 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908 Photo by Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website


Inflorescence and Plant

Plant Photos courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Part shadeWarm Spring

Common Name The Black Petaled Bulbophyllum - In China Hei Ban Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Yunnan Province China and Thailand in forests at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with up to 1" [2.5 cm] between each close, ovoid to broadly conic pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an elongate, erect to spreading, rather lax, 6" to 19.8" [15 to 49 cm] long, 13 to 32 flowered inflorescence with about 5 bracts and triangular, acuminate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987; Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1990 as B secundum; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide