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Published: 2019-05-17

Bulbophyllum yarlungzangboense (Orchidaceae; Epidendroideae; Malaxideae), a new species from Tibet, China

Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, P. R. China.
Tibet Plateau Institute of Biology, Lhasa 850001, P. R. China.
School of Life Sciences, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330031, Jiangxi, P. R. China.
Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, P. R. China.
South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, P. R. China.
Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, P. R. China;
Bulbophyllum yarlungzangboense New species Orchidaceae section Desmosanthes China Monocots

Abstract

Bulbophyllum yarlungzangboense, a new species of Orchidaceae from Tibet, China is described and illustrated, it is morphologically similar to B. gamblei and B. shweliense, but can be easy distinguished from the later by petals ovate-oblong, stelidis triangular, base of column foot with V-shape cushion. The new species is tentatively assigned to sect. Desmosanthes based on morphological characters.