Himalaya to Hainan as per WCSP;

Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; China Southeast; East Himalaya; Hainan;
India; Myanmar; Nepal;
Thailand; Tibet; Vietnam; West Himalaya
as per Catalogue of Life;


Plant epiphytic or lithophytic, 9-10.5cm tall; rhizome tall, wiry, sheathless, 1-2mm thick; roots from pseudobulb base, filiform. Pseudobulbs obpyriform, flattened, 1.3-2 x 1.2-1.6cm, inserted at intervals of 4-6.5cm long rhizome. Leaf 1, linear oblong,subacute, obliquely notched, 7-14.5 x 0.6-1.1cm; petiole 5mm long. Inflorescence 1 or 2, basal from pseudobulbs, shorter than leaves, racemose, la x ly few flowered; peduncle filiform, decurved, sheathed, glabrous, 1.2-7.5cm long; sheaths lanceolate, subacute, 5-6mm long; rachis filiform, glabrous, 2-9.5cm long; floral bracts oblong lanceolate, subacute, 2-7 x 1-1.5mm. Flowers 0.8-1cm long; sepals and petals yellowish green with purple spots or streaks, lip yellowish green with a red margin; pedicel and ovary glabrous, 3-3.5mm long. Dorsal sepal ovate oblong, 3 veined, subacute, margins undulate, 6-6.5 x 1.5-2mm; lateral sepals lanceolate, acute, weakly falcate, adnate to column foot, 3 veined, base broad, 7-8 x 2-3mm. Petals oblong, obtuse, 1 veined, 2.5-3 x 1-1.3mm. Lip simple, stipitate, defle x ed centrally, ape x narrowed, margins narrowly winged, e x panded and grooved at base, 3-4 x 1-1.5mm. Column c 1mm long, with 2 triangular projecting wings; stelidia filiform; foot curved, 2mm long. Fruit obovoid,ridged, long stalked, c 6 x 2mm; stalk 5mm.

(Attributions- N. R. Pearce & P. J. Cribb. Orichds of Bhutan. Published by RGoB and RBGE. 2002 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)


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unknown small orchid : 7 posts by 4 authors.

If someone can help me with the species name.. I would be very grateful.
date: 27/10 2018
about 2500m
Nepal in a moisty river forest
Place: Numbur Trail; green track
A very small orchid, growing at a tree


Bulbophyllum reptans (Lindl.) Lindl. ex Wall.?? 


This should be Bulbophyllum reptans




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