Bulbophyllum boninense

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Podochilaeae (also placed in Dendrobieae)
Subtribe Bulbophyllinae
Scientific name Bulbophyllum boninense (Schlechter) J. J. Smith, non Makino
Synonyms Bulbophyllum boninensis Makino; Bulbophyllum longidens (Rolfe) Seidenfaden; Cirrhopetalum boninense Schlechter
Common name (Japanese common name) ogasawara-shiko-ran (オガサワラシコウラン, 小笠原指甲蘭 [Ogasawara Islands shiko-ran (shiko-ran = Bulbophyllum macraei (Lindley) Reichenbach f.)])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Ogasawara Islands (= Bonin Islands)
(Other nations) none
Habitat Mountane forest
Chromosomal number unknown
Description Leaves 10cm long. Flowers pale yellow sepals ca. 3cm long, flowering in June. Epiphyte on trunk of old trees. Perennial plants.
Reference Cirrhopetalum boninense Schltr. 1906
Note Native to Japan. Rare species.
Bulbophyllum boninense sensu Makino, non (Schlechter) J. J. Smith, Cirrhopetalum boninense sensu Makino, non Schlechter = synonyms of Bulbophyllum macraei (Lindley) Reichenbach f.

May 2007
at Koishikawa Botanical Garden
May 2007
at Koishikawa Botanical Garden