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75. Bulbophyllum brevipedunculatum T. C. Hsu & S. W. Chung, Taiwania. 53: 23. 2008.

短葶卷瓣兰 duan ting juan ban lan

Rhizome long creeping, 0.6-0.8 mm in diam. Pseudobulbs 1-2 cm apart on rhizome, often ascending, narrowly ovoid, 0.7-1 cm, 3-5 mm in diam., with a terminal leaf. Leaf ± sessile; blade oblong to linear-oblong, 1-7 × 0.7-0.8 cm, apex obtuse to retuse. Scape from base of pseudobulb, 0.5-0.7 cm; umbel 2- or 3-flowered, rarely 1-flowered; peduncle stout, with 3 scalelike sheaths. Pedicel and ovary 2-3 mm. Flowers reddish, lateral sepals sometimes tinged yellow. Dorsal sepal concave, elliptic, ca. 3.5 × 2 mm, margins shortly white ciliate, apex rounded; lateral sepals rhombic, 5-7 × 2-3 mm, upper margins incurved, free or loosely adhering near apex over a short distance, glabrous, apex obtuse-mucronate. Petals elliptic, ca. 2 × 1.2 mm, margin white ciliate, apex rounded; lip recurved, ovate-triangular, ca. 2 mm, adaxially slightly and finely papillose. Column subterete, with a distinct foot, conspicuously winged; stelidia triangular, slender; anther cap subglobose. Fl. Feb-Apr.

● Epiphytic on tree trunks in broad-leaved evergreen forests; 1800-2100 m. Taiwan.

Further research is needed to compare this to Bulbophyllum inconspicuum Maximowicz from Japan.


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