Bulbophyllum rimannii (Rchb.f.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014SECTION Ione [Lindley] J J Verm Schuit & de Vogel 2014 Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom

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Side View of Flower Photos by Pichit Srihapoompijit

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Plant and Flowers in situ Thailand Photos by Orchidfoto.com

Common Name Rimann's Bulbophyllum - In China Yuan Ban Da Bao Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand and Yunnan China in forests on tree trunks at elevations around 1600 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .6" [1.5 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apcial, erect, oblong, leathery, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, slender, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sheaths and ovate-lanceolate, membraneous, acute floral bracts.

CAUTION There are most likely 2 to 3 species represented here. Reference material on Sunipia is hard to come by so I have put them both here. The first matches the photos and drawings, but the others do not in the petals and in the column. I await better references to be able to ID them all correctly.

Synonyms *Acrochaene rimannii Rchb.f 1882; Ione rimannii (Rchb.f.) Seidenf. 1995; ; Ione salweenensis Phillimore & W.W.Sm. 1911; Monomeria rimannii (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1914; Sunipia rimannii (Rchb.f.) Seidenf. 1980; Sunipia salweenensis (Phillimore & W.W.Sm.) P.F.Hunt 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Monomeria rimanii; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 64 hefte 2-3 Notes on the Genus Ione Seidenfaden 1969 as Ione salweenensis drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Ione rimannii; A Field Guide to the The Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Sunipia rimannii photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Sunipia rimannii photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Sunipia rimannii ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Sunipia rimannii drawing fide to the 1st photo; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 photo ok; Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014