Bulbophyllum polyrrhizum Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 53 (1830) (syn: Phyllorkis polyrrhiza (Lindl.) Kuntze);
Uttarakhand to China (S. Yunnan) and Indo-China: Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, West Himalaya as per POWO;

Rhizome creeping, ca. 1.5 mm in diam., rooting from base of pseudobulbs. Pseudobulbs 5-10 mm apart on rhizome, ovoid, 7-10 mm, 5-7 mm in diam., apex narrowed and somewhat neck like, with a terminal leaf. Leaf blade narrowly oblong, shorter than scape. Flowers and leaves not appearing at same time. Scapes from base of leafless pseudobulbs, 8-12 cm, slender; raceme 3-6 cm, sparsely with many small flowers; peduncle ca. 1 mm in diam., with 2 or 3 bract like sheaths; floral bracts ovate, small, ca. 1.5 mm, apex acute. Pedicel and ovary ca. 3 mm. Flowers yellowish green, widely opening. Dorsal sepal sub ovate, concave, ca. 4 × 2 mm, apex subacute; lateral sepals ovate-lanceolate, ca. 4.5 × 2 mm, apex acute. Petals ovate-triangular, 2.3-2.5 × 1.2-1.3 mm, apex acute; lip reflexed, sub oblong, ca. 3 × 0.8 mm, adaxially densely minutely papillate, grooved at adaxial base, attached to end of column foot, immobile, apex obtuse-acute. Column ca. 1.2 mm; foot ca. 1 mm; stelidia obliquely triangular-subulate.
(Attributions: Compiled from secondary sources listed in references by Kishor Deka for the Assam Biodiversity Portal project as per India Biodiversity Portal)

Bulbophyllum polyrrhizum Lindley: 13 very high res. images.

Location: Cheda, Surkhet,  Nepal
Altitude:  1000m.
Date:  02 April 2022
Habit : Wild 

Very typical bulbs.




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