Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Its a sign ....

This one is so cool it should be on the cover of The Rolling Stone.

For a measly sum, someone passed me this thinking it was Bulbophyllum antenneferum. When the flower popped out some months later, I was like - holy moley, what the heck was that - blink blink !

Well, it is treasured for not being an antenneferum. Its sepals are way too thin and long. At the onset of opening fully, the bloom looked as if it clasped its hands in prayer .

Its probably Bulbophyllum unitubum or the close relative kemensinus from New Guinea. So far all its flowers open in this manner - quite fascinating. If anyone knows its true ID, please share it here !

9 comments:

Hermes said...

Sorry no idea what it is, but truly amazing.

Hort Log said...

Yep...at this angle its really weird. Its an orchid flower btw

My orchid journey said...

Hello... has been a while since i last drop by. Hope all is well. This bulbo is interesting and i like it.

milnek

Hort Log said...

Thanks for dropping by milnek. Everything's fine except the postings are drying up due to work. Hope to go roaming again soon ....

My orchid journey said...

Hope to see more of your wonderful trips details soon.....

lovelybones said...

is this even a flower ? ? ?

Hort Log said...

yes of course...but at this angle sure does not look like one

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