Bulbophyllum candidum Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Ione [Lindley] J J Verm Schuit & de Vogel 2014

Photo by Ye Deping

TYPE drawing

TYPE Drawing by Hooker

Another Drawing

Drawing by Ji Chaozhen and The Flora Of China Website

Common Name The White Bulbophyllum - In China Bai Hua Da Bao Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southern Xizang and northwestern to southern Yunnan Provinces of China as well as Bhutan and northeastern India in forest on tree trunks at elevations of 1900 to 2900 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly oblong, leathery, obtuse and retuse apically, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 2, erect, slender, yellowish green, 2 to 3.6" [5 to 9 cm] long, 7 to 8 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and narrowly lanceolate, membraneous, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Ione candida Lindl.1853; Phyllorkis candida (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Sunipia candida (Lindl.) P.F.Hunt 1971;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones 21 Hooker 1890 as Bulbophyllum candidum drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 64 hefte 2-3 Notes on the Genus Ione Seidenfaden 1969 as Ione candida drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as Sunipia candida drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Ione candida; 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; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;