Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bulbophyllum sumatranum

Bulbophyllum sumatranum - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThis Bulbophyllum sumatranum is from the member sale table in San Francisco. They generally have good plants and I shop there before deciding how many raffle tickets to buy. I have $20 dollars in my pocket and try to stick to that limit.

Bulbophyllum sumatranum - Plant photo by Richard LindbergBulbophyllum sumatranum grows in Sumatra needing low light and high humidity. Blooms in the spring and early summer.

I like this kind of plant, a REAL Bulbophyllum, not one of those Cirrhopetalum pretending to be a Bulbophyllum.

I have had the plant for a year. It has doubled in size and has two flowers coming from a mature pseudobulb. One of the interesting things to know about a species is where and when the flowers will come. It varies so much.

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