Thick Spurred Bulb-Leaf Orchid
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Thick Spurred Bulb-Leaf Orchid
ative Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Common name: Thick Spurred Bulb-Leaf Orchid
Botanical name: Bulbophyllum crassipes    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Bulbophyllum careyanum var. crassipes, Phyllorchis crassipes

Thick Spurred Bulb-Leaf Orchid is an epiphytic orchid found in Eastern Himalayas, up to altitudes of 2000 m. It is a small sized, cool to warm growing orchid with conical, smooth pseudobulbs. They carry a single, apical oblong, obtuse, or shortly mucronate, petiolate and thickly leathery leaf. The plant blooms on an erect, 15-20 cm long, inflorescence enveloped with oblong floral bracts and many flowers held next to the pseudobulb. It is very similar to Bulbophyllum careyanum but differs in the small stelidia on the column that point forward and the broad "U" shape of the labellum.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed in Jharkhand.

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