Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bulbophyllum facetum

Bulbophyllum facetum - Flower photo by Richard LindbergBulbophyllum facetum - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI was quite surprised when four of the Bulbophyllum facetum backbulbs started showing a bud at the base. These are not what would normally be considered blooming sized divisions. They were single pseudobulb divisions made when I took the larger mount appart last December.

Bulbophyllum facetum - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg

Bulbophyllum facetum grows throughout the northern island of the Philippines in the mountains. It is warm to hot growing.

This plant had been mounted on a 6x10-inch piece of cork. There were 13 pseudobulbs and it was growing over the edges of the cork. The plant was healthy, if a bit rough looking. This species makes a good looking mount because the rhizome allows for some space between the pseudobulbs and the flowers show up well.

I am going to put the two with the least developed buds on EBay as a "buy it now" for $15. That way you can see the flower and decide what to do with it as the now growth appears later in the month. I could ship today if they sell in time to get them to the post office.

The listing starts today at 8am PDT.


  1. Did you sell both of these by chance? Thanks.
    Bulbophyllum facetum

  2. I have some available, but not with buds. Do you want a plant? $7 plus postage.