Bulbophyllum psychoon

Bulbophyllum psychoon Rchb.f., Gard. Chron. n.s., 1878: 170 1878.

Bulbophyllum psychoon
Bulbophyllum psychoon
Bulbophyllum psychoon
Bulbophyllum psychoon
Bulbophyllum psychoon Rchb.f.; Photos Diep Dinh Quang

Vietnamese name: Lọng trứng bướm, Cầu diệp rối

Chinese Name: 齿瓣石豆

Common Name: The Butterfly-Like Bulbophyllum

Latin Name: Bulbophyllum psychoon Rchb.f.

Family: Orchidaceae

Synonym Name: Phyllorchis psychoon (Rchb. f.) Kuntze; Phyllorkis psychoon (Rchb.f.) Kuntze


Small orchid, pear shaped, 1 leaf. Flowers grow from old and new bulbs, small flower stalks 7 cm long. Inflorescence with 3-4 flowers, flower size 9 cm blooming in Spring and Summer, a strong odor.

Flowering: Flowers blooming in Spring-Summer

Distribution: Found in China, India, Laos and VietNam. In Vietnam: Dien Bien (Tua Chua district), Ha Giang (Quan Ba district), Hoa Binh (Mai Chau district) and Quang Binh (Minh Hoa district).

Ecological: Clustering miniature epiphyte. Primary evergreen broad-leaved and coniferous humid forests on any kind of soils, but preferably on limestone, commonly on mossy trees near mountain tops. 500–1600 m.

Note: Estimated IUCN Red List status – DD.


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