Bulbophyllum mysorense (Rolfe) J.J.Sm., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg II, 8: 26 1912. (syn: Cirrhopetalum mysorense Rolfe);
India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu) as per POWO;
Common name: Mysore Bulb-Leaf Orchid

Pseudobulb ovoid, 2 x 1.5 cm. Leaves solitary, 6-7.5 x 1-1.5 cm, linear-oblong, base subacute; petiole 1 cm long, obtuse, emarginate at apex. Flowers 3-4, white, in about 5 cm long umbel from the base of pseudobulb; bracts 4 x 1 mm, lanceolate, acuminate, 1-veined; dorsal sepal 14 x 3.5 mm, lanceolate, acuminate, 5-veined; lateral sepals 16 x 3 mm, lanceolate, long-acuminate, 5-veined; petals 4.8 x 3.6 mm, elliptic, linear-lanceolate, acute, 3-veined; lip 3 x 1 mm, oblong, acute, curved.

Flowering and fruiting: June-September
Semi-evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


Orchid_2_Gutti_29-7-2015 for ID assistance. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Submitting images of an epiphytic Orchid for identification.
Date/time: 29-7-2015/ About 5-00 pm
Location: Gutti, Mudigere, Chikmagalur, Karnataka about 1300 msl
Habitat: Wild, epiphytic.
Habit: Herb.

Bulbophyllum mysorense. Identified by …

TSPOCT2015-7:Images of Bulbophyllum mysorense shared. : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
It is my pleasure to share a few images of Bulbophyllu mysorense(Orchidaceae)
Habit: Epiphytic
Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
Sighting: Gutti, Mudigere, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, between 1300 msl.

Very nice to see orchid and especialy a Bulbophyllum and that too with fruit.


It is my pleasure to present few images of Bulbophyllum mysorense (Orchidaceae

Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=3003&cat=1 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, Epiphytic, Semi-evergreen forest fringes 

Sighting: Different locations in Chikmagalur District, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 11-07-2016, 13-07 -2016 and 20-07-2016

No words to describe these beauties from your lens.

Very nice and pretty. May I know the size of flower if possible? Thanks a lot for sharing.

Thanks … the flowers were approximately one cm across and not more.

Looks like elder brother of my plant, Bulbophyllum levinei. Please see attached. Attachments (1)

Thanks … for the nice image …and letting me know of a new species.


It is my pleasure to present few more images of Bulbophyllum mysorense (Orchidaceae 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, epiphytic, Evergreen forest fringe 

Sighting: Devaramane, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 20-07-2016

Is it possible for you to take a picture with the scale? Very nice.
So close to Bulbophyllum levinei, just that plant looks bigger and bulbs are not clumped together. I would also be grateful if you can share the closeup of a single flower to look at the column.

I am forwarding a close up image of the flowers as desired by you. I will revisit the plant shortly and get images with a scale and forward the same.

Ok sir. I can see the difference now. Lateral petals in yours have entire margin mine doesn’t. Thanks for sharing.
I also see some insects inside. Not pollinators but nay have something to do with pollination.

Here is the illustration fromThe Wild Orchids of Hong Kong. Attachments (1)

Thanks for the illustration …, noted for guidance. Saw your images of B.levinei in the efl page….Amazing indeed and what a striking resemblance to B.mysorense unless you have a discerning eye. Read that B.levinei  is distributed from S.China to Vietnam. Is it found in Peninsular India…?? Kindly enlighten me so that I can look for it.


ANJUL12 Bulbophyllum mysorense (Rolfe) J.J.Sm. : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (8)

Family: Orchidaceae
Date: 31st July 2016
Place: Chikamagalur, Karnataka
Habit: Epiphytic herb
Habitat: Coffee plantations at around 800 msl

Liked the 4th one most.

Very nice pics. Thanks a lot for sharing. Yes the fourth image really helps a lot in identification for bulbophyllums apart from the whole plant body.


486-16-03-2021-5-Bulbophyllum mysorense @ Hanbal,Sakaleshpur: 1 high resolution image.
Presenting an image of Bulbophyllum mysorense, Orchidaceae
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild, epiphytic, semi-evergreen forest fringe
Sighting: Hanbal, Sakaleshpur about 1000 msl 
Date: 23-07-2016

Beautiful and very rare, Bulbophyllum mysorense.



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