Bulbophyllum paraemarginatum Aver. 2007 SECTION Rhytionanthos [Garay, Hamer & Siegerist] J J Verm, Schuit & De Vogel 2014

TYPE drawing Photo and Type drawing by Averyanov and The Vietnam Forest Creatures Website

Part shade Cool fall

Common Name The Similar to B emarginatum Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.8 to 2" [4.5 to 5 cm] long

Found in Vietnam on steep mountain slopes on tall mossy trees at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, rigid, dark grey brown rhizome with 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] between each dull olive green to brown, narrowly ovate, slightly oblique to the rhizome pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, conduplicate, slightly bilobed at apex leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, purple-brown, stout, rigid, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with 1 toi 2, basal, yellow-brown, soon decaying, grey, fibrous bracts and purple brown, ovate to narrowly ovate, acute floral bract carrying pendulous, scentless flowers.

This epiphytic species differs from B emarginatum by the coloration of the flowers, the erose structure of lip and the distinctly dentate margin of median the sepal and the petals.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Taiwania 52: 292 Averyanov 2007; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014;

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