Bulbophyllum drymoglossum

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Dendrobieae (also placed in Podochilaeae)
Subtribe Bulbophyllinae
Scientific name Bulbophyllum drymoglossum Maximovicz ex M. Okubo
Synonyms Bulbophyllum drymoglossum Maximovicz ex M. Ôkubo forma atrosanguiflorum Masamune & Satomi; Bulbophyllum somai Hayata
Common name (Japanese common name) mamedzuta-ran (マメヅタラン, 豆蔦蘭 [meaning: mamedzuta orchid (mamedzuta = Lemmaphyllum microphyllum)])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (west of Kanto region), Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa
(Other nations) Korea, China
Habitat Mountane forest
Chromosomal number 2n=40
Description Leaves 7-13mm long, 5-10mm wide. Flowers pale yellow or merely red (forma atrosanguiflorum) sepals 7-8mm long, side petals 3-4mm long, flowering in May to June. Epiphyte on trunk of old trees or lithophyte on rocks. Perennial plants.
Reference Bulbophyllum drymoglossum Maxim. 1887
Bulbophyllum drymoglossum Maxim. ex M. Okubo

May 2009
at my home
May 2009
at my home