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Bulbophyllum fuscum var. melinostachyum (Schltr.) J. J. Verm.

Derivation of specific name

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fuscum: greyish-brown or dark greyish-brown, fuscous
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Bulbophyllum fuscum Lindl.
var. melinostachyum (Schltr.) J.J. Verm. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118180
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Description

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Epiphytic or lithophytic herb. Pseudobulbs set 1-6 cm apart on a creeping rhizome, ellipsoid, usually somewhat 4-angled. Leaves 2, linear-lanceolate to elliptic, suberect, pale green. Inflorescence erect or arching, 10-many-flowered; rhachis slightly swollen and flattened. Flowers borne in channels on either side of the rhachis, partly enclosed in bracts, yellow-green to orange; lip orange to vermilion.
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cc-by-nc
copyright
Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Bulbophyllum fuscum Lindl.
var. melinostachyum (Schltr.) J.J. Verm. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118180
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe

Worldwide distribution

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W Africa, DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique
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cc-by-nc
copyright
Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Bulbophyllum fuscum Lindl.
var. melinostachyum (Schltr.) J.J. Verm. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118180
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe