Bulbophyllum elegantulum (Rolfe) J.J.Sm.

  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (Orchid Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ORCHID FAMILY (ऑर्चिड फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ORCHIDACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Cirrhopetalum elegantulum Rolfe
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bulbophyllum elegantulum (Rolfe) J.J.Sm.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Epiphytic Orchid
  • Key identification features : Epiphytic Orchids with ovoid pseudobulb; Leaves linear-oblong; Flowers deep pink on a long stalk; Corolla obovate-oblong with brown spots.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-June
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Theni district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southwest India
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work)
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Bulbophyllum elegantulum. Downloaded on 18 January 2021.

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