Bulbophyllum sp.


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found these little guys on a mountain hike in thailand...

The tree had fallen over, which is the only reason i could get close, they were all probably doomed as a result but i resisted the urge to 'save' a few...

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Nice seeing a flowering Bulbo. in-situ!

It looks like something from the section Cirrhopetalum. It resembles some pics of B. pumilio that I have seen. However, it is difficult to say for sure since plant pics found on the internet is not always correctly labeled.

Regards,

Christer

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Hello manders,

very nice plants in situ, many thanks for sharing! I'm growing Bulbophyllum makoyanum as companion plant with my nepenthes. It stays quite small and has some unusual but nice flowers:

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Joachim

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I think Bulbophyllums are the largest group of orchids. In the rainforests they cover exposed boulders and tree trunks, especially higher up. Because of the small size of many of them they are largely unnoticed. Cirrhopetalum retusiusculum looks like a good match for this one.

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A web site that is usually quite helpful when trying to ID orchid species is the IOSPE, but it is not without faults.

I noticed that B. retusiusculum was quite close too, but going by the text the pseudobulb shape, as well as number of flowers on the inflorescence, seemed to match B. pumilio better. That said, the photos accompanying either of those species didn't match the texts, at least not the flower count. Maybe there has been a mix-up with the pics.

p.s. nice B. makoyanum, Joachim.

Regards,

Christer

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