Bulbophyllum macraei Rchb.f.

Bulbophyllum macraei Rchb.f., Ann. Bot. Syst. (Walpers) 6(2): 263 (1861).

Bulbophyllum macraei
Bulbophyllum macraei
Bulbophyllum macraei
Bulbophyllum macraei
Bulbophyllum macraei
Bulbophyllum macraei (Lindl.) Rchb.f.; Photos Nghiem Xuan Son

Vietnamese name: Cầu diệp Cao Bằng

Chinese Name: 乌来卷瓣兰 wu lai juan ban lan

Common Name: Macrae's Bulbophyllum (English Plant Collector in Brazil early 1800's)

Latin Name: Bulbophyllum macraei (Lindl.) Rchb.f.

Family: Orchidaceae

Synonym Name: Bulbophyllum autumnale (Fukuy.) S.S.Ying; Bulbophyllum macraei var. autumnale (Fukuy.) S.S.Ying; Bulbophyllum makinoanum (Schltr.) Masam.    

Bulbophyllum tanegasimense Masam.; Bulbophyllum uraiense Hayata; Cirrhopetalum autumnale Fukuy.; Cirrhopetalum macraei Lindl.; Cirrhopetalum makinoanum Schltr.; Cirrhopetalum uraiense Hayata; Cirrhopetalum walkerianum Wight; Phyllorkis macraei (Lindl.) Kuntze


Small orchids, tubers grow close together, 1 leaf. Inflorescences 10-15 cm tall, inflorescences with 3-4 flowers, flower size 4 cm, blooming in the Summer. 

Flowering: Flowers blooming in Summer.

Distribution: Found in Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam and India. In Vietnam: Cao Bằng, Hà Giang, Bắc Kạn.

Ecological: Tree trunks in forests; 500-1000 m.

Note: This species requires hot to cool temperatures, high humidity, good air circulation, light shade and ample water throughout the year.


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Photos Nghiem Xuan Son

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