Dotted Bulb-Leaf Orchid
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Dotted Bulb-Leaf Orchid
P Native Photo: Jambey Tsering
Common name: Dotted Bulb-Leaf Orchid
Botanical name: Bulbophyllum kingii    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Phyllorkis kingii, Acrochaene punctata, Monomeria punctata

Dotted Bulb-Leaf Orchid is a small sized, tree-dwelling orchid with a stout woody rhizome with 3-4.5 cm between each ovoid to spherical, rugose pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, oblong-elliptic, flat to notched leaf which is strongly keeled below, long stalked. The plant blooms in the fall on stout, pendent, hairless, 17-28 cm long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with several, overlapping below, lanceshaped, pointed, wide open sheaths and ovate-lanceshaped, pointed floral bracts. Flowers are green sprinkled with red ; bracts 1.2 cm; flowers 2.5 cm in diameter, lip dark green. Dorsal sepal is ovate, lateral ovate-lanceshaped pointed, petals nearly as long as the dorsal sepal ovate-oblong fringed with hairs, ears of the lip deeply toothed, column flat. Dotted Bulb-Leaf Orchid is found in Eastern Himalayas, Myanmar and Thailand at altitudes of 1300-2200 m.

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

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