Bulbophyllum rufinum Rchb.f 1900 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr.f 1883

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Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl.

Part sunHot TO WarmFall and Winter

Common Name The Fox-Red Bulbophyllum - In China Duan Xu Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in India, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam in dense forests on tree trunks as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing, unifoliate epiphyte at elevations of 150 to 1000 meters in an area with a prolonged dry spell from fall till spring that has an oblong pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, oblanceolate, petiolate leaf and blooms on a basal, decurved, 6 to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, racemose inflorescence that has 2 to 3 sheaths and many erect flowers held above the leaves occuring in the fall and winter.

I grow mine potted with a sandard bark mix and solite, high light, moderate humidity and warm to hot temperatures.

Synonyms Phyllorchis rufina (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing, photo fide; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1979 drawing/photo fide; A to Z Of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo fide

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