Bulbophyllum bifurcatoflorens (Fukuy.) J.J.Verm. 2014

SECTION Ione [Lindley] J J Verm Schuit & de Vogel 2014

Plant ensitu Photos courtesy of © Peter O'Byrne, Jaap Vermeulen, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full shade Warm Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Two Forked Blooming Bulbophyllum - In China Er Se Da Bao Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in montane forests on trees at elevations around 700 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with close set to slightly distant, globose, deforming with age pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, apically equally bilobed, basally narrowing into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, very short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Ione andersonii King & Pantl. 1898; Ione andersonii var. flavescens (Rolfe) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Ione bifurcatoflorens Fukuy. 1935; Ione flavescens Rolfe 1914; Ione purpurata Braid 1924; Sunipia andersonii (King & Pantl.) P.F.Hunt 1971; Sunipia andersonii var. flavescens (Rolfe) T.P.Lin 1977; Sunipia bifurcatoflorens (Fukuy.) P.F.Hunt 1971; Sunipia flavescens (Rolfe) P.F.Hunt 1971; Sunipia purpurata (Braid) P.F.Hunt 1971;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Ione andersonii drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Ione flavescens; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Ione purpurata; Botanisk Tidsskrift Notes on the Genus Ione Seidenfaden 1969 as Ione andersonii; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 as Sunipia andersonii drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997 as Sunipia andersonii; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 as Sunipia andersonii photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Sunipia andersonii; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Sunipia andersonii photo okish; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Ione andersonii; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Sunipia andersonii photo okish; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Ione andersonii drawing fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo not = Ione sasakii [Sunipia intermedia?] fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Sunipia andersonii photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Sunipia andersonii; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Sunipia andersonii drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Sunipia andersonii photos fide; Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101–113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

Sunipia andersonii var. flavescens (Rolfe) T.P.Lin 1977 Photos by © Tripecth P.

A yellow color variety of the previous species occuring in Thailand

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