Bulbophyllum leopardinum (Wall.) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Leopardinae Bentham 1883

Side View Of Flower

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Full shadeWarm TO ColdFall

Common Name The Leopard Spotted Bulbophyllum - In China Duan Ting Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar and Thailand in forests at elevations of 1300 to 3300 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with close set, ovoid, decurved, slightly rugose pseudobulbs carrying a single, ellipic, acute, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf and blooms in the fall on a basal, 2 1/2" [6.25 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum leopardinum var. tuberculatum N.P.Balakr. & Sud.Chowdhury 1967; *Dendrobium leopardinum Wall.1824; Phyllorchis leopardina [Wall.] Kuntze 1891; Sarcopodium leopardinum (Lindl.) Lindl. & Paxton 1850-1

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 photo fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing ok; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 as B schmidtianum drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 as Cirrhopetalum leopardinum; Orchids of Northwest Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing good; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 3 2008 photo; Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. O’BYRNE Gard. Bulletin Singapore 60 (1): 73-153 2008; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as B leopardinum drawing ok; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 7—50. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;