Rigid Bulb-Leaf Orchid
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Rigid Bulb-Leaf Orchid
P Native Photo: Jambey Tsering
Common name: Rigid Bulb-Leaf Orchid
Botanical name: Bulbophyllum rigidum    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Rigid Bulb-Leaf Orchid is a small sized, tree-dwelling orchid with a rhizome enveloped by fibrous sheaths and giving rise to a single, apical, ovate-elliptic, somewhat pointed to blunt leaf which narrows basally into the stalked base. The plant blooms in the summer on a basal from the rhizome, erect then to arcuate, stout, 10-20 cm long, raceme-like, 7-20 flowered inflorescence with the non-inverted flowers appearing in a helix pattern and held close to the inflorescence. Flowers are small, greenish. Rigid Bulb-Leaf Orchid is found in East Himalaya, from Nepal to NE India.

Identification credit: Jambey Tsering Photographed in Nechiphu, West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh.

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