Bulbophyllum reflexipetalum J.D.Ya, Y.J.Guo & C.Liu 2019 SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861

Photo by J D Ya and PhytoKeys 130: 34 Bulbophyllum reflexipetalum (Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae, Malaxideae), a new species from Xizang, China J.D.Ya, Y.J.Guo & C.Liu 2019

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Reflexed Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Arunchal Pradesh state f India and southeastern Xizang province of China in subtropical, evergreen broad-leaved forest at elevations around 1378 meters as amini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each, flattened, ovoid to ovoid-conic pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, oblong, leathery, apex obtuse and emarginate, base narrowing into a petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a basal, longer than leaf, 5.2 to 8" [13 to 20 cm] long, umbellate, peduncle provided with with 3 tubular sheaths, often 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, concave, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

"Bulbophyllum reflexipetalum is similar to B. salweenensis X.H. Jin, B. umbellatum Lindley and B. guttulatum (J. D. Hooker) N. P. Balakrishnan in terms of morphological structure and shape of the flowers. The new species can be distinguished from B. salweenensis by the absence of sheaths on the pseudobulbs and rhizome, scape longer than leaf and petals apex mucronate. It can be distinguished from B. umbellatum with smaller and flattened void or ovoid-conic pseudobulbs, shorter leaf blade, petals apex caudate. In addition, the new species can be distinguished from B. guttulatum with leaf blade oblong and apex emarginated, shorter pedicel and ovary, lip papillae with a single longitudinal ridge." J.D.Ya, Y.J.Guo & C.Liu 2019

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * PhytoKeys 130: 34 Bulbophyllum reflexipetalum (Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae, Malaxideae), a new species from Xizang, China J.D.Ya, Y.J.Guo & C.Liu 2019; photo/drawing fide

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