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Familia: Orchidaceae • Subfamilia: Epidendroideae • Tribus: Dendrobieae • Subtribus: Bulbophyllinae • Genus: Bulbophyllum • Species: Bulbophyllum lobbii . Lindl. (1847)


The Bulbophyllum lobbii is one of about 2000 species in the genus, with many of them looking similar but for slight differences in colours. This one is widespread in Asia, from north eastern India to Phillipines. It thrives in the lowland and montane forests between 200m to 2,200m above sea level. It was discovered by Thomas Lobb in Java in 1846. It

is also called Thailand Bulbophyllum or Sumatran Bulbophyllum.


The generic name comes from “bolbos" (bulb) and “phyllum" (leaf) and refers to the thick leaves. It is an epiphyte, an 'air plant' that grows on other plants or objects, but it is non parasitic. It obtains moisture and nutrients from the atmosphere and rain, and also from the debris accumulating around it.


Interestingly, the labellum works as an ellastic. When an insect lands there, it will move violently up and down, throwing the insect against the pollen which sticks on their back.

When the fly visits another flower, the movement of the labellum makes it deposit the pollen onto the flower.


Having done some reading after I started photographing them, I find myself overwhelmed by the diversity in orchids. This photo was taken at the Kipandi Butterfly Park which also houses the two nurseries for wild orchids. The nursery is an orchid conservation project, growing orchids collected from the forests, and from areas felled for their logs.

Subfamily: Epidendroideae Tribe: Podochileae Subtribe: Bulbophyllinae.

Species: Bulbophyllum longiflorum Thouars .


Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park, 36km from Kota Kinabalu. This specie looks like a pretty lampshade. However, they have an unpleasant scent, faintly like garbage. The smell is noticeable, but I didn't know it came from this orchid. Definitely not for indoors. I'm scared of bees, so I seldom put my nose to a flower. :-)))


This orchid inhabit rainforests from sea level to 1,600 metres (5,300 feet). The pseudobulbs are up to 4.5 cm (1 3/4 inches) long and spaced about 5 cm (2 inches) apart on a creeping rhizome. The single leaf can be up to 15 cm (6 inches) long. The inflorescence is up to 20 cm (8 inches) long and can bear six to eight flowers in a semi-circle at the end.


{Bulbophyllum generally}

The genus Bulbophyllum is the largest in the orchid family (Orchidaceae) with about 3,000 species. They are widely distributed, from the Americas, Africa and Madagascar to Eastern Australia and the Western Pacific Islands.


It has many vegetative forms; tall plants with cane like stems, root climbers and creepers and pendulous epiphytes. Some have developed succulent foliage. Although the flower form is diverse, they have a basic structural blueprint that serves to identify this genus. The center of diversity is in West Irian and New Guinea which seems to be the evolutionary homeland.

Bulbophyllum careyanum, Orchid from East-Asia, Size of the flowers: ca. 4 x 8 mm.

Bulbophyllum careyanum, Orchid from East-Asia, Size of the flowers: ca. 4 x 8 mm.

From archive: Bulbophyllum dearei {Deare's bulbophyllum} photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.


#201012-11 ~Lightbox~ Wild orchid set.


*Posting orchids, dragonflies and butterflies for the remaining few days of 2010!

There are some very odd-looking Orchids, this is one.


February 6, 2016

Orchid Show

Missouri Botanical Garden

St. Louis, MO

A not often seen but delightful species from Eastern Nepal, Assam, and Bangladesh

This species is native to Java, Sumatra, Thailand and Vietnam. It is found at about 1500m above sea level.


The pseudobulbs are 2 cm tall and the two leaves about 10cm long. The plant is deciduous or semi deciduous when flowering.


The raceme is 4-5cm long and carries 20-30 flowers, each 2-3mm wide. The mobile appendages are 5-6mm long. Intermediate conditions.


Explore #456 Jan 30, 2012.

Tribe:Dendrobieae Subtribe: Bulbophyllinae Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: Bullbophyllum claptonense Rolfe 1905 Common name: The Clapton Bulbophyllum

#201004-18 .. B l a c k m a g i c


Bulbophyllum dearei {Deare's bulbophyllum} photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.


201009-53 ~Lightbox~


It wasn't until a year after moving this from my warm vivarium to the cool greenhouse that this beauty finally bloomed.


Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis J.J.Sm., 1937

This name is accepted.

栽培者 : 藤沼 慶暁氏

Grower:Mr.Yoshiaki Fujinuma


51st All Japan Orchid Association, Orchid Exhibition "The World Orchid Exhibition 2012 in the Ikebukuro Sunshine City" Tokyo, JAPAN.


Nikon D700

Ai AF Zoom-Micro Nikkor ED 70-180mm F4.5-5.6D


Bulbophyllum careyanum, Orchid from East-Asia, Size of the flowers: ca. 4 x 8 mm.

This year the plant produced 29 inflorescences. It is still growing in its 4-inch plastic basket.

Beautiful species from Southern China, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Species from Thailand


Grown by Andy's Orchids

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