Fringed Bulb-Leaf Orchid
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Fringed Bulb-Leaf Orchid
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Fringed Bulb-Leaf Orchid • Marathi: छतरी अमरी Chhatri-amri
Botanical name: Bulbophyllum fimbriatum    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Cirrhopetalum fimbriatum, Phyllorchis fimbriata

Fringed Bulb-Leaf Orchid is an orchid found in SW India at elevations of 1300 to 1600 m. It is a miniature sized, warm to cool growing orchid that grows in rocks. The pseudobulbs are 1.5-2 cm. The plant has two leaves about 5 cm long, which are shed before flowering. The plant blooms in the spring on a 7-10 cm long, slender, many flowered inflorescence. This scape carries 6-12 pale ivory or greenish flowers.

Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar Photographed in Maharashtra.

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