Bulbophyllum secundum Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

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Part shadeCoolCold Spring Summer

Common Name The One Sided Bulbophyllum [refers to the flowers being on one side of the inflorescence] - In China Shao Hua Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size .1" [2 to 3 mm]

Found in Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in temperate forests at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with globose, close-set pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear, subacute, basally narrowing into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a basal, 5" [12.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence just exceeding leaf height.

Synonyms Phyllorchis secunda (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 drawing 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 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing good; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003; 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 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo fide