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

https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.305.1.9