Black-Spotted Bulb-Leaf Orchid
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Black-Spotted Bulb-Leaf Orchid
P Native Photo: Jambey Tsering
Common name: Black-Spotted Bulb-Leaf Orchid
Botanical name: Bulbophyllum obrienianum    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Bulbophyllum leopardinum var. tuberculatum

Black-Spotted Bulb-Leaf Orchid is a mini-miniature sized, tree-dwelling orchid with rhizome usually rather long, creeping. Leaf blade is usually leathery, varying in size. Flowering stem arising laterally from base of a pseudobulb or from a node of rhizome, floral bracts often small. Flowers are about 4 cm across, yellowish, heavily spotted with dark red. Sepals are nearly equal in size or lateral sepals much longer than dorsal one. Petals are free, usually smaller than sepals; lip often hinged to end of column foot. Column is short, winged, base with a distinct foot. Black-Spotted Bulb-Leaf Orchid is found only in East Himalaya.

Identification credit: Jambey Tsering Photographed in Sessa, West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh.

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