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Bulbophyllum nummularium (Kraenzl.) Rolfe
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 7(1): 35 (1897)
Informations sur le genre : Bulbophyllum
Basionyme : Megaclinium nummularium Kraenzl.
Statuts nomenclatural : statut incertain
Statut pour TA : accepté (présent)
Synonyme(s) homotypique(s)
 Megaclinium nummularium Kraenzl. (1894)
Ecologie et distribution
Afr. Trop.
Biologie : “A very peculiar little plant…”; pseudobulbs remote, 1-leafed, orbicular, flattened from the top, 2 cm Ø; leaf oblong, acute at each end, 2,5-1,2 cm; inflorescence “often shorter than the bulb and leaf together”, c. 1,2 cm long; rachis “not or scarcely thickened”, zigzag, 6-8-flowered; bracts broad, somewhat sheathing the flowers, dark purple, minute, “no more than 1 line in length" (c. 2 mm), and “similar to those of Megaclinium minutum Rolfe” (= Bulbophyllum falcatum var. velutinum); dorsal sepal oblong, subacute, margins fimbriate; lateral ones smaller, margins fimbriate; petals “very minute, nearly orbicular, margin deeply fimbriate…lip ligulate from a broader pilose-margined base, obtuse, green with faint violet hue on side margins”; column very short, with 2 minute teeth.
Ecologie : Found by Johannes Braun in the S part of the German Cameroon boundary which corresponds with the actual S border of Cameroon, from Rio Muni to Congo-Brazzaville. The plant “came to Mr Wendland at Herrenhausen near Hannover [Germany] and flowered for the first time at the beginning of May” [1894]. – During c. 125 years three successive generations of the "dynasty" Wendland were active as "garden inspectors" ("Garteninspektor") of Herrenhausen. The last member was (Johann Bernhard Daniel) Hermann Wendland (1825-1903), a specialist of palms and orchids. He died childless. See K. Peters, Die Hofgärtner in Herrenhausen: 169-180. München 2013.
  Not mapped.
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