Himalaya to China (S. Yunnan) and Indo-China: Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;

The species occurs in Nepal (2,000-3,200 m (Rajbhandari and Bhattarai 2001)), China (S Yunnan), Myanmar, Viet Nam, Lao PDR (Phongsali), Thailand, Bhutan (Punakha, East side of Dochu Lake, between Tashi Choling and Kyebaka; and Tashingang, near Tashi Yangtsi), India (Sikkim, Lachen valley, Tendong 1,400-2,300 m (Pearce and Cribb 2002); Arunchal Pradesh, 900-1,800 m (Hegde 1984)).
The leaves of this species are deep green. The flowers are pale green and spotted red, simulating the skin colour of a leopard. The species forms large colonies. The flowers have a very offensive smell and attract carrion flies. The species is said to favour partial shade of ever-green broad-leaved sub-tropical forest 1,500-2,000 m (Raskoti 2009).

Citation: Cockel, C. 2013. Bulbophyllum leopardinum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T44392371A44532711. . Downloaded on 22 September 2016.

Bulbophyllum leopardinum (Wall.) Lindl. ex Wall. : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Sharing some pictures of Bulbophyllum leopardinum (Wall.) Lindl. ex Wall. shot at Shivapuri National Park on 4 July 2015 at 7000 ft.

Very nice and thanks for sharing.

Bulbophyllum leopardinum (Wall.) Lindl. ex Wall is correct ID ?

Yes it is!!!

Bulbophyllum leopardinum (Wall.) Lindl. ex Wall. : 10 posts by 3 authors. 6 images- 7 mb each.
Location:  Pharping
Date: 13 July 2020
Elevation: 1786 m.
Habitat: Wild

Yes Bulbophyllum leopardinum. May be this is a new addition to eflora.


Bulbophyllum leoprdinum, Bulbophyllum yunnanense, Bulbophyllum griffithii:
How do we distinguish between the three sp.?

They are actually very different. I dont know how to explain. If you show me a picture then I can tell you.
Griffithii flower is smallest, petiole is not evident. Other two have long tapering petiole.

Bulbophyllum leopardinum (Wall.) Lindl. ex Wall.

This is B. leopardinum. On the upper surface of lip you can see ridges and no warts. Leaves have long petiole.


SK 3877 17 October 2023: 5 high res. images.

Location:  Pharping
Date: 08  October 2023
Elevation : 1695m.
Habitat: Wild
Which Bulbophyllum ??

Very interesting. Hard to tell without flowers.
Have you seen Bulbophyllum leopardinum or Bulbophyllum yunnanense around this plant?

Looks so much like this in vegetative condition.

I guess Bulbophyllum leopardinum (Wall.) Lindl. ex Wall is the correct ID.
Following images were shot at the same locality in Mid July 2020.
4 very high res. images.

Do you have pictures of open flowers?

I have shot this:  https://groups.google.com/g/indiantreepix/c/jAJ in July 202o just a few meters above this location on a tree top.


So it is B. leopardinum ?

Yes looks like.