FZ.33. Bulbophyllum Thouars

CIRRHOPETALUM Lindl.

Vermeulen, J.J. (1987) A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Orchid Monographs Volume 2 E.J. Brill, Leiden-New York-Kopnhavn-Koln

Description of the genus

Epiphytic or lithophytic herbs with sympodial growth. Pseudobulbs with 1 node, borne on a creeping rhizome with 1-2(-3) leaves at the apex. Leaves usually thick and fleshy. Inflorescence a raceme or umbel (longiflorum), arising from base of pseudobulb. Rhachis sometimes thickened or flattened. Sepals usually free and subequal, the lateral fused to form an obscure mentum. Lip often much smaller than the sepals, hinged to end of column-foot, usually motile, often fleshy and tongue-like. Pollinia 2 or 4 in two pairs.

Worldwide: 1000 species in the tropics (many in Asia)

Zambia: 16 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cochleatum Lindl. WNw
elliotii RolfeN,W,CNw,N,E,CDescription, Image
encephalodes Summerh.WNw
expallidum J.J.Verm. N,W,CImage
fuscum Lindl. var. melinostachyum (Schltr.) J.J. Verm.N,WNw,Cb,NDescription, Image
gravidum Lindl. WNw
injoloense De Wild. subsp. pseudoxypterum (J.J.Verm.) J.J.Verm. N,WNw,NDescription
intertextum Lindl.WNwDescription, Image
josephi (Kuntze) Summerh.WNw,McDescription, Image
lupulinum Lindl. WNw
maximum (Lindl.) Rchb. f.W,CNw,LkDescription, Image
oreonastes Rchb.f. WNw,Cb
rugosibulbum Summerh. WNw
sandersonii (Hook. f.) Rchb. f. subsp. sandersonii N,C,ELp,N,E,CDescription, Image
scaberulum (Rolfe) BolusN,W,CNw,N,CDescription, Image
unifoliatum De Wild. subsp. unifoliatum WCb

Other sources of information about Bulbophyllum:

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Flora of Malawi: Bulbophyllum
Flora of Mozambique: Bulbophyllum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bulbophyllum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bulbophyllum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bulbophyllum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Bulbophyllum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bulbophyllum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bulbophyllum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Bulbophyllum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Bulbophyllum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=433, retrieved 27 June 2019

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