Bulbophyllum odoratissimum [Sm.]Lindley 1828 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photo Site

Another Inflorescence Photo By Marius Wasbauer

FragrancePart shadeWarmCoolSpringSummer

Common Name The Fragrant Bulbophyllum - In China Mi Hua SHi Dou Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

Found in Assam, Eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Xizing and Yunnan provinces of China in evergreen lowland forests and primary montane forests at elevations of 800 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte on mossy rocks with subcylindric, spreading pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a basal, slender, 3" [7.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence that has bracts and a apical cluster of 10 to 20, fragrant flowers held at mid-leaf height.

This species is best grown in baskets or pots with an open medium, partial shade, hot temperatures, and regular water and fertilizer.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum congestum Rolfe 1912; Bulbophyllum hyacinthiodorum W.W.Sm.1921; Bulbophyllum odoratissimum var. racemosum N.P.Balakr. 1978; Phyllorchis odoratissima (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Stelis caudata Don 1825; *Stelis odoratissima Sm. 1814; Tribrachia odoratissima (Sm.) Lindl. 1826

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Orchid Genera of Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1979 as B congestum drawing hmm; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing ok; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo ok; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001 drawing/photo ok; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as B congestum photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo fide; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as B congestum photo hmm; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 Photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as B congestum; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2008 photo fide; Flora of China 25: 404440. 2009; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo not; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 as B congustum photo not = B in Section Desmosanthes; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 as B kwangtungense photo good; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Myanmar Kurzweil and Lwin 2014 photo fide

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