Bulbophyllum xylophyllum C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

Plant and Inflorescence

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Full shadeHotSpringSummer

Common Name The Woody Leafed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/6" [3 mm]

Found in Bhutan, Assam, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in lowland humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on mossy branches along ridge tops around elevations of 410 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with minute, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, stiff, elliptic to broadly elliptic, petiolate leaf that blooms in the spring and summer with a from the rhizome, erect, 2" [5 cm] long inflorescence with 2 basal acuminate bracts and another towards the middle and carrying an apical cluster of a few flowers

Synonyms Phyllorchis xylophylla (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; The 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; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo fide