Bulbophyllum putaoensis (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae; Malaxideae), a new species from Kachin State, Myanmar
In the Hponkanrazi Wildlife Sanctuary, Northern Myanmar, a new species Bulbophyllum was discovered.
QIANG LIU1, 2, SHI-SHUN ZHOU1, REN LI1, MING-XIA ZHANG1, MYINT ZYAW3, SHWE LONE4 & RUI-CHANG QUAN1
1 Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100049, China
3 Hponkan Razi Wildlife Sanctuary Offices, Putao, Myanmar
4 Forest Research Institute, Forest Department Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
PubYear : 2017
Volume : 305(1)
Publication Name: Phytotaxa
Page number : 057–060
Abstract: The orchid flora of Myanmar is highly diverse but as yet poorly known in the continental Asia, which is largely a result of periods of past instability and political isolation of the country. Also the remoteness of many orchid-rich areas and the difficulties of investigation in rugged terrain have also played a role (Ormerod & Kumar, 2003; Kurzweil & Lwin, 2014). According to recent estimates about 800 orchid species are distributed in Myanmar (Kurzweil & Lwin, 2014), which were probably underestimated. Many new distribution records and new species have been published in the last few years (Ormerod, 2002, 2006, 2012; Ormerod & Kumar, 2003, 2008; Ormerod & Wood, 2010; Nyunt, 2006; Kurzweil et al., 2010; Kurzweil & Lwin, 2012a,b; Tanaka et al. 2011).
Keywords: Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae, Malaxideae, Monocots, Myanmar