Bulbophyllum macraei

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Podochilaeae (also placed in Dendrobieae)
Subtribe Bulbophyllinae
Scientific name Bulbophyllum macraei (Lindley) Reichenbach f.
Synonyms Bulbophyllum autumnale (Fukuyama) S. S. Ying; Bulbophyllum boninense Makino; Bulbophyllum macraei (Lindley) Reichenbach f. var. autumnale (Fukuyama) S. S. Ying; Bulbophyllum makinoanum (Schlechter) Masamune; Bulbophyllum tanegasimense Masasumune; Bulbophyllum urainse Hayata; Cirrhopetalum autumnale Fukuyama; Cirrhopetalum boninense Makino; Cirrhopetalum macraei Lindley; Cirrhopetalum makinoanum Schlechter; Cirrhopetalum tanegasimense (Massamune) Masasumune; Cirrhopetalum urainse Hayata; Cirrhopetalum walkerianum Wight; Phyllorchis macraei Kuntze
Common name (Japanese common name) shiko-ran (シコウラン, 指甲蘭 [meaning: nail orchid])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Yakushima Island, Tanegashima Island, Okinawa
(Other nations) Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka
Habitat Mountane forest
Chromosomal number unknown
Description Leaves 10-17cm long, 2.5-5cm wide. Flowers pale yellow sepals ca. 2.5-3cm long, flowering in July to September. Epiphyte on trunk of old trees. Evergreen. Perennial plants.
Reference Bulbophyllum macraei (Lindl.) Rchb. f.
Bulbophyllum macraei (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1861
Bulbophyllum macraei (Lindl.) Rchb. f.

October 2007
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden
October 2007
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden