Bulbophyllum abbreviatum

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Bulbophyllum abbreviatum[1]
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Bulbophyllum
B. abbreviatum
Binomial name
Bulbophyllum abbreviatum

Bulbophyllum abbreviatum is a species of orchid in the genus Bulbophyllum discovered in Madagascar and originally described by German botanist Rudolf Schlechter,[3] from material collected by French botanist H. Perrier de la Bâthie in February 1912, which is now kept in the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris.[4]

The plant is a pseudobulb epiphyte.

Cirrhopetalum abbreviatum[edit]

According to Seidenfadden this is a different species from Cirrhopetalum abbreviatum Rchb.f 1881,[5] however other sources disagree, notably the Conference of the Parties to CITES and associated Plants and Nomenclature Committees.[2]

According to the Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families,[6] Cirrhopetalum abbreviatum is a synonym of Bulbophyllum trigonopus, of which Bulbophyllum abbreviatum (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. ex Seidenf. as used in Dansk Bot. Ark. 29(1): 73 (1973) is a nomen illegitimum. This is not accepted by the Kew World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database and the World Checklist of Seed Plants 3.


  1. ^ Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis. 33: 198. 1924, Centralblatt für Sammlung und Veroffentlichung von Einzeldiagnosen neuer Pflanzen. Edited by Friedrich Fedde. Berlin
  2. ^ a b MS: Sieder A., Rainer H., Kiehn M. (2005): Draft-CITES checklist for Bulbophyllum and allied taxa (Orchidaceae). Vienna: Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna. pdf version
  3. ^ Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 33: 198. 1924
  4. ^ Holotype of Bulbophyllum abbreviatum Schltr. [family ORCHIDACEAE] at plants.jstor.org accessed 15 February 2016
  5. ^ Seidenfadden in Notes on Cirrhopetalum 1973
  6. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew".

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