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40th Anniversary, CUHK
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Bulbophyllum youngsayeanum S. Y. Hu & Barretto

This small saxicolous orchid was first collected by N. K. Chun from Taimoshan, and distributed by the Botanical Institute, Sun Yatsen University, Canton, China, in 1930. In January, 1969, Gloria Barretto found it again on the same mountain and brought some plants back to her orchid garden. In May the plants flowered and were taken to Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, for description and analytical drawings. In 1972, Ronald Clibbron-Dyer brought sufficient material for distribution to herbaria in Europe and America.

This species is named in honour of J. L. Youngsaye, who began his study of native orchids of Hong Kong in the 1930's. His valuable notes, photographs and accurate knowledge of the occurrence of Hong Kong orchids have been indispensable to our studies.

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