Epigeneium rotundatum (Lindl.) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Katherinea

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Common Name The Rounded Epigeneium [refers to the lateral lobes of the lip]

Flower Size 1.6 to 1.8" [4 to 4.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Myanmar and China on trees and shaded rocks at elevations of 1300 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with 1.6 to 4" [4 to 10 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, oblong-ellliptic, notched apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a single flowered inflorescence with nearly as long as the ovary, lanceolate, subacute, membraneous floral bract

Synonyms Bulbophyllum rotundatum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Callista rotundata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium rotundatum (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890; Katherinea rotundata (Lindl.) A.D.Hawkes 1956; *Sarcopodium rotundatum Lindl. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Dendrobium rotundatum drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Sarcopodium rotundatum; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 34, NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980; The Orchids of Arunchal Pradesh Hegde 1982; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Dendrobium rotundatum photo fide;