Bulbophyllum leopardinum (Wall.) Lindl. ex Wall., Numer. List 1981 1829. (syn: Bulbophyllum colomaculosum Z.H.Tsi & S.C.Chen; Bulbophyllum leopardinum (Wall.) Lindl.; Bulbophyllum leopardinum var. leopardinum ; Dendrobium leopardinum Wall.; Phyllorkis leopardina (Wall.) Kuntze; Sarcopodium leopardinum (Wall.) Lindl. & Paxton; Sarcopodium leopardinum (Wall.) Lindl.);
Himalaya to China (S. Yunnan) and Indo-China as per WCSP ;
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).
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. : 10 posts by 3 authors. 6 images- 7 mb each.
Date: 13 July 2020
Elevation: 1786 m.
Yes Bulbophyllum leopardinum. May be this is a new addition to eflora.
The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP Catalogue of Life GBIF (with type specimen) BSI Flora of India checklist Flora of China