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Bulbophyllum maximum (Lindl.) Rchb. f.
Protologue : Ann. Bot. Syst. (Walpers) 6: 259 (1861) 
Informations sur le genre : Bulbophyllum
Basionyme : Megaclinium maximum Lindl.
Statut pour TA : accepté, NF (présent)
Synonyme(s) homotypique(s)
 Bulbophyllum maximum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. var. maximum
 Bulbophyllum oxypterum (Lindl.) Rchb. f.
 Bulbophyllum maximum var. oxypterum (Lindl.) Perez-Vera (2003)
 Megaclinium maximum Lindl. (1830)
 Megaclinium oxypterum Lindl. (1839)
Synonyme(s) hétérotypique(s)
=Bulbophyllum ciliatum Schltr. (1906)
=*Bulbophyllum maximum auct.
=Megaclinium flaccidum Hook.
=Megaclinium djumaense De Wild.
=Bulbophyllum djumaense (De Wild.) De Wild.
=Bulbophyllum platyrhachis (Rolfe) Schltr.
=Megaclinium platyrhachis Rolfe (1897)
=Megaclinium purpuratum Lindl. (1862)
=Bulbophyllum nyassanum Schltr. (1915)
=Bulbophyllum cyrtopetalum Schltr.
=Bulbophyllum djumaense var. grandifolium De Wild.
=Bulbophyllum moireanum Hawkes
=Bulbophyllum oxypterum var. mozambicense (Finet) De Wild.
=Megaclinium oxypterum var. mozambicense Finet
=Bulbophyllum subcoriaceum De Wild. (1921)
Taxons infra-spécifiques
Bulbophyllum maximum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. var. maximum
Ecologie et distribution
Afr. Trop.
Biologie : Epiphytic, sometimes lithophytic, robust herb; pseudobulbs 2-10 cm apart, 2(-3)-leaved, ovoid, 3,5-10x1-3 cm, flattened, 3-5-angled, angles knobby; leaves petiolate (1-12 mm), oblong to linear-lanceolate, 3,8-20x1,3-5,5 cm, thick; inflorescence erect, 15-90 cm long, 16-20-flowered; peduncle erect, swollen towards tip, 6-42 cm long; rachis flattened, blade-like, 6-56 cm long, 0,5-5 cm wide, yellowish or greenish, often spotted with purple, edges sharp, straight to undulate; bracts spreading-reflexed, elliptic, 2,5-7x2-4 mm; flowers distichous, borne on a median or excentric line, yellow or greenish, spotted with purple; sepals recurved, lanceolate, acuminate, 4-8x1-3,5 mm; petals not recurved, lanceolate, 2-3x0,3-0,8 mm; lip recurved, oblong, 1,5-3x0,7-1,4 mm, glabrous, fleshy.
Ecologie : Primary and secondary forest; gallery forest; open woodland; Brachystegia or Aucoumea-Brachystegia woodland; mixed deciduous woodland; on, e.g., Eucalyptus in mixed forest, Carapa grandiflora, Persea americana, etc.; 0-1900 m alt.
  A natural hybrid B. maximum x B. scaberulum var. scaberulum is reported from E Zimbabwe by Vermeulen (1987): 100-101, and by Fibeck & Mavi (in Kirkia 17: 147-149, 2001).
  Bioko/Fernando Poo, S. Tomé, Príncipe (Acta Bot. Gall. 147: 170, 2000; Bothalia 41: 63, 2011), Annobón (Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 43/1: 21, 1998; Phytotaxa 171: 23, 2014). – Ethiopia ? (not in Fl. Eth. & Eritrea 6, 1997).
  Shape and colour of rachis very variable; “although at first sight the forms look very different, the flowers are identifical” (la Croix & al., Orchids Malawi: 203, 1991). “Too many intermediate plants [B. maximum-B. oxypterum-B. platyrhachis incl.] are found which blur the distinctions based on rachis shape and marginal undulation” (Cribb in Fl. Trop. E. Afr., l.c.). – However, Fibeck & Phiri (in S. Afric. Orchid J. 28/2: 38-41, 1997) consider B. platyrhachis as distinct from B. maximum.
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