Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bulbophyllum gracillimum, NOT

Bulbophyllum gracillimum - Flower photo by Richard LindbergBulbophyllum gracillimum grows in Thailand, Burma and Malaysia. It is cool to warm growing and fragrant. It need high humidity and blooms spring and summer. But that information doesn't help. This plant is not Bulbophyllum gracillimum.

Bulbophyllum gracillimum - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg

I got some pieces of this at the SCOS potting party. I mounted it about a year ago and it grew nicely. I was happy when it bloomed and I took a pretty good picture of the flowers. Since I have other pieces, I was planing to sell this piece. But I can't if I don't know what it is.


  1. Hi Richard, it looks like pulchellum, though a lot of the littler Cirrhopetaloids look very similar. Thanks for the great blog!


  2. That is very close. Color variation doesn't matter, there are always color forms. I can't quite decide if mine has the petals fused a little more than pulchellum has or not.

    Thanks for the suggestion.