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.

2 comments:

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

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

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