Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bulbophyllum longissimum

I actually dozed off after posting the pic without writing anything, would you believe it ?

Anyway, here's the name of this Bulbophyllum from Thailand and North Malaysia, and perhaps some other parts of Indochina. It was blooming in masses, and its long lateral sepals were waving in the slight breeze.

It is relatively uncommon but sometimes wild collected plants surface in large batches in the market. The bloom can be up to 20cm long - quite a spectacular sight especially when mass flowering.

It likes a relatively dry and bright place to thrive but humidity must be kept high -this appears to be a rather conflicting demand but unlike many other Bulbos I keep, this one can rot even if mounted on fern slab or stick.

4 comments:

My orchid journey said...

Did you grow this or seen it in the wild?

milnek

Claude said...

I don't know enough about orchids to know what kind this is, but it is beautiful in a haunting kind of way...

James Missier said...

Are those orchids??
Oh my, they are so lovely...

Where is this from?

Hort Log said...

This is the plant I had been growing for ten years or so.

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