Bulbophyllum medioximum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Ione [Lindley] J J Verm Schuit & de Vogel 2014 Photo by Oo and Ben Orchid Website


Common Name The Half ? Bulbophyllum - In China Lu Hua Da Bao Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan? and northern Thailand and Vietnam in forests on trees at elevations around 1700 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .6" [1.5 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, thickly leathery, obtuse and retuse apcially, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early fall on an erect, 6 to 14" [15 t o35 cm] long, erect, racmose, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with 6 sheaths and ovate to triangular, membraneous, acuminate apically floral bracts

Synonyms *Ione annamensis Ridl.1921; Sunipia annamensis (Ridl.) P.F.Hunt 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Botanisk Tidsskrift Notes on the Genus Ione Seidenfaden 1969 as Ione annamensis drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 1991 as Sunipia annamensis; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Sunipia annamensis photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Sunipia annamensis; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Sunipia annamensis photos ok; Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014