Bulbophyllum careyanum (Hook.) Spreng.
Description: Bulbophyllum careyanum (Hook.) Spreng. is one of the important sympodial epiphytic orchid species among the 700 species of the genus Bulbophyllum. It is popularly known as Carey’s Bulbophyllumthis species found in evergreen lowland forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 200 to 2100 meters, Due to its medicinal properties, the tribal people of Southern Assam use the bulb of this orchid species for curing different ailments. Nowadays, population of this orchid species is depleting due to over exploitation, habitat destruction and some other anthropogenic activities. Therefore, some conservation initiatives for this medicinally important orchid species deserve careful attention. Uses: In traditional medicine the fresh pulp of pseudobulb is used to treat burns, powder of leaves is used to cause abortion and for recovery in childbirth.