Plant Diversity ›› 2014, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (02): 157-160.DOI: 10.7677/ynzwyj201413115

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Bulbophyllum nujiangense (Bulbophyllinae, Epidendroideae, Orchidaceae), a New Species from Yunnan, China

 JIN  Wei-Tao-1, SHI  Xiao-Chun-2, JIN  Xiao-Hua-1   

  1. 1 Key State Lab of Systematics and Evolution Botany & Herbarium, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
    Beijing 100093, China; 2 Administrative Bureau of Gaoligongshan Natural Reserve, Longyang 678000, China
  • Received:2013-05-21 Online:2014-03-25 Published:2013-07-15
  • Supported by:

    The National Natural Science Foundation of China (31107176) and the Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (KSCX2EWZ1) and International Cooperation Program of Bureau of International cooperation of Chinese Academy of Sciences (GJHZ1140)


Based on field observation and specimen examination, a new species of Orchidaceae, Bulbophyllum nujiangense, is described and illustrated. Bulbophyllum nujiangense is closely related to B. cylindraceum in sect. Brachystachya in having tufted plants, large leaf, long inflorescence, small flowers in raceme, and fleshy lip, but can be easily distinguished from the latter in having flowers deep purplish red and whorl well spaced along the rachis, lateral sepals adhere to each other slightly at base, elliptic petals with obtuse and mucronate apex, lip deep purplish red.

Key words: Bulbophyllum nujiangense, China, Gongshan County, new species, Yunnan

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