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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Vandeae
Subtribus: Angraecinae
Genus: Bolusiella
Overview of species (5)

B. fractiflexa – B. iridifolia – B. maudiae – B. talbotii – B. zenkeri
Name

Bolusiella Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 105 (1918)

Type species: Bolusiella maudiae (Bolus) Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 106 (1918) as lectotype

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Africa
East Tropical Africa
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
Northeast Tropical Africa
Ethiopia.
South Tropical Africa
Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Southern Africa
KwaZulu-Natal.
West Tropical Africa
Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo.
West-Central Tropical Africa
Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Rwanda, Zaire.
Western Indian Ocean
Comoros.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References
Primary references

Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2014. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 6: Epidendroideae (Part three); page 365 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19964-651-7
Schlechter, F.R.R. 1918. Beihefte zum Botanischen Centralblatt 36(2): 105.

Additional references

Alrich, P. & Higgins, W. (2011) Orchid genera lectotypes, Lankesteriana, 11 (1): 63. Available online Alrich & Higgins. Accessed on Nov. 3 2012.

Links

Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2020. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Bolusiella. Accessed: 2020 Sep 28.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Bolusiella in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Sep 28. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Bolusiella in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Sep 28. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Bolusiella. Published online. Accessed: 28 Sep 2020.
The Plant List 2013. Bolusiella in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Sep 28.
Tropicos.org 2020. Bolusiella. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 28 Sep 2020.

Vernacular names

перем коми: Болусиелла
коми: Болусиелла
мокшень: Болусиелла
олык марий: Болусиелла
кырык мары: Болусиелла

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 fractiflexa Droissart, Stévart & Verlynde - Cameroon, Rwanda to Burundi
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

List of Orchidaceae genera

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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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