Bulbophyllum apodum

Bulbophyllum apodum Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India [J. D. Hooker] 5(16): 766 (1890).

Bulbophyllum apodum
Bulbophyllum apodum
Bulbophyllum apodum
Bulbophyllum apodum

Bulbophyllum apodum Hook.f.; Photos Nguyễn Hậu

Vietnamese name: Cầu diệp không chân, Lan lọng củ lép

Chinese Name: 柄叶石豆 bing ye shi dou lan

Common Name: The No Foot Bulbophyllum (refers to the almost absent pseudobulbs)

Latin Name: Bulbophyllum apodum Hook.f.

Family: Orchidaceae

Synonym Name: Bulbophyllum apodum var. lanceolatum Ridl.  

Bulbophyllum balapiuense J.J.Sm.;  Bulbophyllum ebulbe Schltr.; Bulbophyllum ebulbum King & Pantl.; Bulbophyllum humiligibbum J.J.Sm.; Bulbophyllum nigroscapum Ames; Bulbophyllum polypodioides Schltr.; Bulbophyllum saccatum Kraenzl.; Bulbophyllum spathaceum Rolfe; Bulbophyllum subebulbum Gagnep.; Bulbophyllum umbonatum Kraenzl.; Bulbophyllum vaginulosum Carr; Bulbophyllum vidalii Tixier; Phyllorchis apoda (Hook. f.) Kuntze; Phyllorkis apoda (Hook.f.) Kuntze   


Orchid, tuber very small, it seems does not exist, spaced 2-3 cm apart. Leaves one, clusters 15-20 cm long, 40-50 small flowers of 3 mm small.

Flowering: Flowers bloom in Aug-Sep.

Distribution: Found in Yunnan Province of China, the eastern Himalayas, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and the Philippine. In Vietnam: Lâm Đồng, Đà Lạt, Buôn Ma Thuột.

Ecological: Tree trunks in broad-leaved forests; ca. 1000 m.

Note: Bulbophyllum apodum, Bulbophyllum unguiculatum and Bulbophyllum coriaceum are all very similar and all could be the same variable species.


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