Bulbophyllum striatum (Griff.) Rchb.f., Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 257 1861. (syn: Bulbophyllum striatitepalum Seidenf.; Dendrobium striatum Griff.; Phyllorkis striata (Griff.) Kuntze; Sarcopodium striatum (Griff.) Lindl.);
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Nepal to China (SE. Yunnan) and Indo-China: Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
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Common name: Striped Bulb-Leaf Orchid
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Plant epiphytic, 10-13cm tall; rhizome woody, slender; roots arising from nodes, wood like. Pseudobulbs obpyriform to ovoid, rugose, inserted at intervals of 2-6cm long rhizome, purple, 0.9-1.3 x 1-1.5cm(tall). Leaf 1, from Pseudobulb ape x , coriaceous, elliptic, ape x retuse, many veined, green, purple blotched below, 3.8-8 x 1.5-2.9cm(blade) petiole 2.5-4cm long. Inflorescence shorter than leaves, subumbellate to shortly racemose, erect, strongly recurved at base, arising from pseudobulb base or nodes of rhizome, 2 to 4 flowered; peduncle slender, sheathed, 5-8cm long; basal sheaths tubular, 5-6mm long, upper ones distant, lanceolate, acute, 4.5 x 1.5-2mm; rachis 0.5-1cm long; floral bracts linear, acute, 2.5-3 x 0.4-0.6mm. Flowers 1-1.5cm across; sepals and petals greenish yellow with dep red purple striations, lip green with purple veins and reticulations; pedicel and ovary slender, glabrous, erect, 0.8-1.1cm long. Sepals subequal, broadly lanceolate, subacute, 5 veined, spreading, 0.7-1 x 0.25-0.4cm. Petals lanceolate, subacute, 3 veined(the central strongest), 4-6 x 1.5-2mm. Lip ovate lanceolate, strongly recurved at base, simple, 7-8 x 2-3mm, base with 2 small,oblong, erect, auriculate lobules. Column slender, strongly curved, c 3mm long; foot c 4mm long. Fruit ovoid obovoid, long stalked, 1.5-1.6 x 0.6-0.7cm; stak 1-1.5cm long.
(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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SK 3314 13 January 2022 – Orchidaceae: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Shivapuri, Kathmandu
Altitude: 1841 m.
Date: 10 November 2021 
Habit : Wild
Bulbophyllum… ???

Reminds me of Bulbophyllum striatum.


Bulbophyllum striatum (Griff.) Rchb. f.


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SK 3315 13 January 2022 – Orchidaceae: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Shivapuri, Kathmandu
Altitude: 1841 m.
Date: 10 November 2021 
Habit : Wild
Possible to ID without flowers ??


Any rough idea about the genus?


I guess Bulbophyllum!


Same as before.


I think he means to say Bulbophyllum striatum as per ‘SK 3314 13 January 2022 – Orchidaceae’


Yes


 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) BSI Flora of India Checklist  Flora of China  FOC illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal  Wikipedia  IOSPE Photos  andysorchids

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