Flora of Uttara Kannada | 30Nov2010AR04 | Bulbophyllum species: Bulbophyllum species
Ragi hosahalli, Devimane ghats, Western ghats Uttara Kannada
Habitat: Growing on the bark of a large tree, in the mid of the Benne river.
No flowers or fruits observed
Yes Bulbophyllum, but which one??????????
Cant help without flowers…
Could it be B. crassipes??
No, bulbs are angular, i have never seen such bulb in crassipes. We have live here too and in field too. They are always smooth and elongated.
Yes Sir,I m wrong
I have just check this photographs
Yes this is B. crassipes.
While working on the Revision of Bulbophyllums of Asia, I am encountering many Orchid names which are tricky. So I just wished to share some information, why we should be careful while attaching proper names to the plants. Its very technical and may not be interest of all, but please bear with me.
Here are few strange examples:
Bulbophyllum careyanum (Hook.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3: 732 (1826).
Bulbophyllum carrianum J.J.Verm., Gard. Bull. Singapore 52: 279 (2000).
Both of the above examples are of accepted names of two different plants, but they are pronounced similarly though they have variation in spelling and etymology.
Bulbophyllum klossii Ridl., Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 9: 179 (1916).
Bulbophyllum klossii Ridl., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1926: 85 (1926), nom. illeg.
Both of the names are unaccepted. Second name is invalid as the first name already existed. These name dont refer to the same plant because first plant is actually synonyms of Bulbophyllum trachyanthum Kraenzl., Oesterr. Bot. Z. 44: 336 (1894), where as second one refers to Bulbophyllum purpurascens Teijsm. & Binn., Natuurk. Tijdschr. Ned.-Indië 24: 308 (1862).
Bulbophyllum ciliatum (Blume) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 48 (1830).
Bulbophyllum ciliolatum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1: 809 (1913).
Both the above names are accepted and they are distinct taxa and missing one ‘o’ means a wrong identity!!
Bulbophyllum cochleatum Lindl., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 6: 125 (1862).
Bulbophyllum cochleatum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 8: 455 (1910), nom. illeg.
First is an accepted name and second is invalid as first exists but second refers to another plant, Bulbophyllum macphersonii var. spathulatum Dockrill & St.Cloud, N. Queensland Naturalist 26(117): 4 (1957).