Bulbophyllum crabro (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel, Phytotaxa 166: 106 (2014) (syn: Epicranthes barbata (Lindl.) Rchb.f.; Monomeria barbata Lindl.; Monomeria crabro C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.);
Nepal to S. Central China and Peninsula Malaysia: Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam as per POWO;
Common name: Hornet Bulb-Leaf Orchid

Bulbophyllum crabro (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel: 5 Heic images.

Location: BSI, Gangtok, West Bengal, India
Date: 05 January 2023
Elevation: 1700 m.
Habitat: Cultivated

5 very high res. Jpeg images.






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Lectotypification and recollection of Bulbophyllum crabro in Meghalaya after 125 years– Shankar U.- Rheeda 16-Oct-2021 (Abstract: A rare epiphytic sympodial orchid, Bulbophyllum crabro (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel was recorded in 2016 from Meghalaya for the first time since 1891 (as Monomeria barbata Lindl.). The growth of this orchid was studied over three seasons between 2016 and 2020 in the campus of the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. The results expand the imperfect taxonomic description and document the intriguing flower structure with photographs. An English name, ‘the bull’s head flower’, is proposed for this taxon, based on the appearance of the labellum or lip. The names Monomeria barbata Lindl. and Monomeria crabro C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. are lectotypified here)

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