Bulbophyllum pauciflorum Ames 1912 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Plant and flowers

Plant and flowers in situ Taiwan

Photos by Miss Drake and © 89 sky net Website


Common Name The Few Flowered Bulbophyllum - In China Bai Hua Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [7.5 mm]

Found in Hainan province of China, Vietnam, Sulawesi, Luzon Philippines and Taiwan in dense forests on tree trunks at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a very short, nearly invisible rhizome that has no pseudobulb but has 3 to 5, in clusters, nearly secund to the rhizome, subsessile, elliptic to oblong, obtuse and retuse apically leaf that blooms in the later spring through early fall on several, erect, slender, .6 to 3/4" [1.5 to 2.2 cm] long, often 2 flowered inflorescence with 2 minute sheaths and ovate-lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum crassiusculifolium Averyanov 1997; Bulbophyllum riyanum Fukuy. 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 drawing fide/photo ok; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing plant only ok; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 photo hmm; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 as B riyanum photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;