Bulbophyllum soidaoense (Seidenf.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

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

Inflorescence Photos by Triptech P.

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Soidao Bulbophyllum [A National Park In southeastern Thailand] - In China Su Ban Da Bao Lan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southwestern Yunnan province of China and southeastern Thailand in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1900 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte wiith .4" [1 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, thickly leathery, obtuse, retuse apically, contracted below into the petilate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, slightly nodding, 4.4 to 10.4" [11 to 22 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with 3 sheaths and ovate, membraneous, acuminate apically floral bracts.

Synonyms *Ione soidaoensis Seidenf.1969; Sunipia soidaoensis (Seidenf.) P.F.Hunt 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Botanisk Tidsskrift Notes on the Genus Ione Seidenfaden 1969 as Ione soidaoense drawing good; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 as Sunipia soidaoensis; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Sunipia soidaoensis; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Sunipia soidaoensis drawing ; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu, Xiang, Ye & Liu 2010 as Sunipia soidaoensis photos; Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

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