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78. Bulbophyllum kuanwuense S. W. Chung & T. C. Hsu, Taiwania. 51: 139. 2006.

台南卷瓣兰 tai nan juan ban lan

Rhizome long creeping, ca. 2 mm in diam. Pseudobulbs 1-2 cm apart on rhizome, globose to ovoid, 0.7-1 cm, 6-9 mm in diam., with a terminal leaf. Leaf ± sessile; blade elliptic to obovate, 1.8-4 × 1-1.5 cm, apex rounded to slightly retuse. Scape from base of pseudobulb, 2-3 cm; umbel 3-7-flowered; peduncle stout, with 2 scalelike sheaths. Pedicel and ovary 4-5 mm. Flowers with dorsal sepal reddish orange, tinged white near base and with red-brown veins, lateral sepals reddish to orange, petals reddish, lip orange. Dorsal sepal concave, ovate, 6-7 × 3-3.5 mm, margins white ciliate, apex acute; lateral sepals linear-oblong, 12-14 × 2-3 mm, slightly twisted near base, with their upper and lower edges often loosely adhering, margins ciliolate, apex obtuse. Petals ovate, ca. 3.5 × 1.5-2 mm, margins long white ciliate, apex acute; lip recurved, ovate-triangular, 2-2.5 mm, adaxially deeply grooved and papillose near apex and base. Column subterete, with a distinct foot, conspicuously winged; stelidia slender; anther cap subglobose. Fl. Apr.

Chamaecyparis forests on mountain ridges; ca. 2000 m. S Taiwan.

This species is close to Bulbophyllum albociliatum.


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