Bulbophyllum japonicum

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Podochilaeae (also placed in Dendrobieae)
Subtribe Bulbophyllinae
Scientific name Bulbophyllum japonicum (Makino) Makino
Synonyms Bulbophyllum inabai Hayata; Bulbophyllum japonicum (Makino) J. J. Smith; Cirrhopetalum inabai (Hayata) Hayata; Cirrhopetalum japonicum Makino
Common name (Japanese common name) miyama-mugi-ran (ミヤマムギラン, 深山麦蘭 [meaning: maountain wheat orchid])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (west of Kanto region), Shikoku, Kyushu
(Other nations) China, Taiwan
Habitat Mountane forest
Chromosomal number 2n=40
Description Leaves 3-8cm long, 5-10mm wide. Flowers red purple 2.5-3.5mm long, flowering in June to July. Epiphyte on trunk of old trees or lithophyte on rocks. Perennial plants.
Reference Bulbophyllum japonicum (Makino) Makino
Bulbophyllum japonicum [Makino] Makino 1910
Chromosome numbers of the family Orchidaceae in Japan (3)
Note Rare species.

August 2009
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden
August 2009
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden