Bulbophyllum sarcophyllum Photo by the author
During floristic explorations in Andaman group of Islands, a few specimens belonging to the genus Bulbophyllum were collected from South Andaman Island. Based on critical study, the specimens were identified as Bulbophyllum sarcophyllum (King and Pantl.). A thorough scrutiny of literature (Misra, 2007; Pandey and Diwakar, 2008; Karthigeyan et al ., 2014, Murugan et al ., 2016) revealed that this species was hitherto unrecorded from Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Hence, in the present treatment it is reported as new addition to the orchid flora of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Brief description along
with photographs is provided to facilitate easy recognition of the species in the field.
Published in the Indian Forester, 144 (9):
''Bulbophyllum sarcophyllum (Orchidaceae) -A new distributional record for Andaman & Nicobar Islands''