Bulbophyllum injoloense De Wild.
subsp. pseudoxypterum (J.J.Verm.) J.J.Verm.

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Synonyms: Bulbophyllum injoloense var. pseudoxypterum J.J.Verm.
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Status: Native
Pseudobulbs 2.5-9.5 cm distant, 5.5-8.5 by 2-2.7 cm, not much flattened, (3 -) 4-angled. Petiole 1-9 mm. Leaf blade lanceolate, 4-13.5 by 1.5-3.8 cm. Rhachis 10-35 by 0.4-0.8 (- 1.3) cm. Flowers 6-12 mm apart, measured along one side of the rhachis, the lower 18-32 mm apart. Median sepal 7-8 by 2-2.5 mm. Lateral sepals 5-6.5 by 3-3.2 mm, top part gradually bent downwards. Petals narrowly lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 3.8-5 by 0.6-1 mm, either surface finely to coarsely papillose. Lip 2-2.5 by 1-1.4 mm, margins finely to coarsely serrulate or lacerate very near the base. Column 1.8-2 mm long, with downwards directed wings along the adaxial margins.
Colours: Pseudobulbs yellowish green to orange yellow. Leaves green. Rhachis pale yellowish to greenish, marked with brownish purple or purple, or entirely purple. Sepals yellow adaxially, marked with purple; abaxially purplish brown. Petals pale yellow, marked with purple.
Description contributed by Charlotte Leth.
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Notes: 1 - Herbarium specimens without flowers can be distinguished in most cases from Bulbophyllum maximum because of the almost papery white peduncle scales.
2 - The specimen Greenway 6184 from ZAM. has an exceptionally wide rhachis of 1.3 cm wide.
3 - The specimens Greenway 6184 and Angus 459, both from ZAM., partly or entirely lack the concave top part of the anther.
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Habitat: Brachystegia woodland, riverine forest. Epiphytic in the crown of trees, also lithophytic, attitude not given.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC to Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
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La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 300 - 301.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 118.

Vermeulen, J.J. (1987). A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Orchid Monographs Volume 2 E.J. Brill, Leiden-New York-Kopnhavn-Koln Pages 101 - 103. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bulbophyllum injoloense
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Bulbophyllum injoloense
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bulbophyllum injoloense
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bulbophyllum injoloense
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bulbophyllum injoloense
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bulbophyllum injoloense
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bulbophyllum injoloense
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Bulbophyllum injoloense
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bulbophyllum injoloense
Ispot Southern Africa: Bulbophyllum injoloense
JSTOR Plant Science: Bulbophyllum injoloense
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bulbophyllum injoloense
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Bulbophyllum injoloense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bulbophyllum injoloense
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bulbophyllum injoloense
Tropicos: Bulbophyllum injoloense

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: Species information: Bulbophyllum injoloense subsp. pseudoxypterum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=186710, retrieved 20 May 2019

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