Bulbophyllum unciniferum Seidenf. 1973 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861 Photo by Phan Ke Loc and The Nonghoc Website

Drawing Drawing by Cai Shuqin and Flora Of China Website


Common Name The Hook-Carrying Bulbophyllum - In China Zhi Li Juan Han Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in southern Yunnan China and northern Thailand in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1100 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with about .8" to 1.4" between each cylindric to oblong pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly oblong, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter to early spring on a basal, short, umbel-like, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with several tubular sheaths and lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum unciniferum (Seidenf.) Senghas 1983; Rhytionanthos unciniferum (Seidenf.) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 40 Bulbophyllinae 1983 as Cirrhopetalum unciniferum drawing ok; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 see pg 47; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;