Bulbophyllum reptans (Lindl.) Lindl 1829 SECTION Repantia J J Verm. 2001 Photos by Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Yellow Flower Photo by Bhutan Orchid Adventures Website

Plant and Flower Photo by MR.TIPOL RUANGAKSORN and Exotic Bulbophyllum

Inflorescence Photo by Seidenfaden

Part shade CoolColdSpring Fall

Common Name The Crawling Bulbophyllum [refers to the habit of the plant and flowers] - In China Fu Sheng Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Hainan, Guangxi, Yunnan and southeastern Xizang China, Sikkim, Bhutan, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam on margins of sunny montane forests or on moss covered rocks at elevations of 1000 to 2800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with a branched, creeping rhizome with 2 to 3.6" [5 to 9 cm] between each ovoid to ovoid-conical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, linear to narrowly oblong, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, basal, slender, to to 4" [to 10 cm] long, few to several [3 to 6] flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION A very confusing, seemingly variable species, please use any of the above photos with caution!!!

Synonyms Bulbophyllum clarkei Rchb.f. 1888; Bulbophyllum grandiflorum Griff not Blume 1851; Bulbophyllum ombrophilum Gagnep. 1950; Bulbophyllum raui Arora 1969 publ. 1972; Bulbophyllum reptans var. acuta Malhotra & Balodi 1984 publ. 1985; Bulbophyllum reptans var. subracemosa Hook.f. 1890; Ione racemosa (Sm.) Seidenf. 1969; Phyllorkis reptans (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Stelis racemosa Sm. 1816; Sunipia racemosa (Sm.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Tribrachia racemosa (Sm.) Lindl. 1826; *Tribrachia reptans Lindl. 1821

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Bulbophyllum reptans var. subracemosa; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as Ione sp GT3100 fig 335/plateXIX drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as Ione sp TS6745 fig 336 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as Ione sp PUT 3854 Pg 456 fig 337; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 64 hefte 2-3 Notes on the Genus Ione Seidenfaden 1969 as Ione racemosa drawings = B sunipia fide?; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as Sunipia racemosa drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 as B rauii; Orchids of Northwest Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 as Sunipia racemosa = B sunipia drawing ok; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing good; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide as Sunipia racemosa = B sunipia; ; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo ok; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 14 No 4 2000; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Sunipia racemosa = B sunipia; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide as Sunipia racemosa = B sunipia; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2008 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; 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 fide;

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