Research Paper

Bulbophyllum basiflorum (Orchidaceae), a new species from southeastern Xizang, China

Meng-Kai Li, Xue-Da Chen, Shen-Shen Pang, Jian-Ping Deng, Wei Wang, Yan Luo, Zhen Xing

Published on: 30 March 2023

Page: 143 - 147

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2023.68.143


Bulbophyllum basiflorum M.K.Li, J.P.Deng & Y.Luo (Orchidaceae) from southeastern Xizang, China, is described as a new species and illustrated. This species is morphologically similar to B. cauliflorum and B. stenobulbon, but can be clearly distinguished from them by having shorter scapes adhering to rhizomes and pseudobulbs, raceme dense with 1 or 2 flowers, petals ovate, lip white with 2 longitudinal ridges, and very short column foot. The new species belongs to Bulbophyllum sect. Desmosanthes.

Keyword: Bulbophyllum cauliflorum, Bulbophyllum stenobulbon, Mêdog, hybrid, sect. Desmosanthes, Taxonomy

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