Bulbophyllum roseopictum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Ione [Lindley] J J Verm Schuit & de Vogel 2014 TYPE for the sectionPhoto by Eric Hunt

Another Flower Photo by Christian Gegenbauer

Side View of Inflorescence Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm to Cool to Cold SummerFall

Common Name The Rose Spotted Bulbophyllum - In China Er Se Sa Bao Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.2 cm]

This species is from Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand and Yunnan China in forests on trees and along valleys on rocks at elevations of 900 to 2700 meters as a miniature sized epiphyte and sometimes lithophyte and is grown cool to cold, shady and with regular year round watering and is best mounted on tree fern. The orchid has a branching rhizome with .6 to 1.25" [1.5 to 3.2 cm] between each obpyriform to flask shaped, apically narrowing, broad based pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong, obliquely emarginate, strongly keeled beneath, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that will bloom in the summer and fall on a basal, erect, 2" [5 cm] long, thin, several [1 to 8] flowered inflorescence with tubular, subacute basal sheaths and lanceolate, acute floral bracts the nodding flowers facing in all directions and held at leaf length.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bicolor [Lindley] Hkr.f 1890; Dipodium khasianum Griff 1851; *Ione bicolor Lindley 1853; Ione khasiana [Griff.] Lindley 1853; Sunipia bicolor (Lindl.) Lindl. 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Ione bicolor drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Ione bicolor; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957 as Sunipia bicolor drawing ok; Botanisk Tidsskrift Notes on the Genus Ione Seidenfaden 1969 as Ione bicolor; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 as Sunipia bicolor drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991 as Sunipia bicolor; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997 as Sunipia bicolor; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 as Sunipia bicolor photo fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 as Sunipia bicolor photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Sunipia bicolor; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Ione bicolor drawing/photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Ione bicolor drawing fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 as Sunipia bicolor photo OK; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Sunipia bicolor; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Sunipia bicolor drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Sunipia bicolor photos fide; Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014