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Very small, epiphytic herbs. Plants vitually stemless, monopodial; pseudobulbs 0. Leaves, fleshy, arranged in a fan, often laterally flattened. Inflorescence many flowered, borne below the leaves. Flowers small, sessile, white, mostly obscured by the bracts.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Bolusiella Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=442
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Bolusiella

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Bolusiella is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It consists of 4 currently recognized species that are endemic to sub-Saharan Africa and the Comoro Islands.[1]

Bolusiella are often very small, no more than a few centimeters tall. They exhibit monopodial growth.

Species and subspecies

The following are accepted as of May 2014:[1]

  • Bolusiella iridifolia (Rolfe) Schltr.
    • Bolusiella iridifolia subsp. iridifolia - from Ivory Coast east to Ethiopia and Tanzania, south to Angola and Zimbabwe; also Comoros
    • Bolusiella iridifolia subsp. picea P.J.Cribb - from Burundi and Kenya south to Zimbabwe
  • Bolusiella maudiae (Bolus) Schltr. - from Ivory Coast east to Tanzania, south to KwaZulu-Natal
  • Bolusiella talbotii (Rendle) Summerh. in J.Hutchinson & J.M.Dalziel - from Sierra Leone to Tanzania
  • Bolusiella zenkeri (Kraenzl.) Schltr. - from Ivory Coast east to Gabon

See also

References

  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (1999). Genera Orchidacearum 1. Oxford Univ. Press.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (2001). Genera Orchidacearum 2. Oxford Univ. Press.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (2003). Genera Orchidacearum 3. Oxford Univ. Press
  • Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart

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Bolusiella: Brief Summary

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Bolusiella is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It consists of 4 currently recognized species that are endemic to sub-Saharan Africa and the Comoro Islands.

Bolusiella are often very small, no more than a few centimeters tall. They exhibit monopodial growth.

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