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Orchid Species: Bulbophyllum tibeticum

Bulbophyllum tibeticum is an orchid species identified by Rolfe in 1913.
Bulbophyllum (Bulb.)
ORIGIN: Found in the western Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, southern China and Vietnam in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on mossy branches in old, dwarf, gnarled trees at elevations of 1000 to 2200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with .4 to .8 between each ovoid to broadly conical, rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a fibrous sheath and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, emarginate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, to 8 [20 cm] long, basal, few [5 to 8] flowered inflorescence that is just shorter than the leaf and has an apical umbel of foul smelling flowers occurring in the spring.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 to 1 1/2 Long inches [2.5 to 3.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Bolbophyllopsis Bolbophyllopsis maculosa 1861 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Bolbophyllopsis Bolbophyllopsis morphologorum 1852 Rchb.f.
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb annamicum 1984 (Finet) T.B.Nguyen & D.H.Duong in T.B.Nguyen (ed.)
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb saruwatarii 1916 Hayata
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb tortisepalum 1954 Guillaumin
Add+ Cirrhopetalum Cirr annamicum 1951 (Finet) Tang & F.T.Wang
Add+ Cirrhopetalum Cirr maculosum 1841 Lindl.
Add+ Cirrhopetalum Cirr saruwatarii 1917 (Hayata) Hayata
Add+ Cirrhopetalum Cirr umbellatum 1881 (G.Forst.) Reinw. ex Hook. & Arn.
Add+ Hippoglossum Hippoglossum umbellatum 1828 Breda
Add+ Phyllorkis Phyllorkis bootanensis 1891 (Griff.) Kuntze
Add+ Phyllorkis Phyllorkis maculosa 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
Add+ Cirrhopetalum Cirr bootanense 1851 Griff.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Bulb. umbellatum 'Lil' (1986) Bulb. umbellatum 'Evergreen' (1981)
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