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Derivation of specific name

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sandersonii; after John Sanderson (1820-1881), Scottish horticulturist and botanical collector in South Africa.
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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 sandersonii (Hook. f.) Rchb. f.
subsp. sandersonii Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118240
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Description

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Common epiphyte, often growing in large clusters. Pseudobulbs 3-5 cm apart, growing from a woody rhizome. Variable in size and shape, usually ovoid or pear-shaped, yellow, 2-leaved. Inflorescence erect, up to 20cm long on a thick, swollen, rhachis. Flowers 10-16, set alternately on either side of the rhachis, essentially yellow-green but heavily mottled with purple. This species is very similar to some forms of B. scaberulum but can be distinguished by the longer dorsal sepal, which is normally erect or curved backwards; the filiform petals, which are slightly swollen at the apex; and the lesser number of flowers in the inflorescence.
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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 sandersonii (Hook. f.) Rchb. f.
subsp. sandersonii Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118240
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe

Frequency

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Common
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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 sandersonii (Hook. f.) Rchb. f.
subsp. sandersonii Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118240
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe