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I am very happy with the images of this fantastic little orchid. It was an absolute nightmare to photograph in the wild. The plants always grew on branches overhanging the river. I had to take the close-up shots out of hand sitting in a large dugout canoe. Keeping the boat still in a strong flowing river was difficult enough but convincing the 6 or 7 other people in the boat not to move was even more of a problem. On top of all this the long, hair-fringed lip of the flower is hinged and moved constantly in even the slightest, unnoticable breeze.

Subfamily: Epidendroideae Tribe: Podochilaeae SubTribe: Bulbophyllinae Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: Bulbophyllum macrochilum Rolfe Feb. 1896.

Common name: The Large-Lipped bulbophyllum.

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Found in Peninsula Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand in primary montane forests from 1,000 to 2000 meters in elevation. Each one inch pseudobulb holds a single, large, complex bloom with tassels and a highly mobile lip that wiggle and flutter in the slightest breeze.

I am very happy with the images of this fantastic little orchid. It was an absolute nightmare to photograph in the wild. The plants always grew on branches overhanging the river. I had to take the close-up shots out of hand sitting in a large dugout canoe. Keeping the boat still in a strong flowing river was difficult enough but convincing the 6 or 7 other people in the boat not to move was even more of a problem. On top of all this the long, hair-fringed lip of the flower is hinged and moved constantly in even the slightest, unnoticable breeze.

I am very happy with the images of this fantastic little orchid. It was an absolute nightmare to photograph in the wild. The plants always grew on branches overhanging the river. I had to take the close-up shots out of hand sitting in a large dugout canoe. Keeping the boat still in a strong flowing river was difficult enough but convincing the 6 or 7 other people in the boat not to move was even more of a problem. On top of all this the long, hair-fringed lip of the flower is hinged and moved constantly in even the slightest, unnoticable breeze.

that furry pointy lip jiggles in the wind. it's only just opened so i dont quite have a classification for the fragrance. but, it's attracting flies already.

Found in Peninsula Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand in primary montane forests from 1,000 to 2000 meters in elevation. Each one inch pseudobulb holds a single, large, complex bloom with tassels and a highly mobile lip that wiggle and flutter in the slightest breeze.

Cirr. Sandi Ting = (Cirr. sikkimense x makoyanum)

 

View in large or original size for all the hairy details. Oh, and in this one the lip is 'closed', but you can see it 'open' in the previous picture in the set.

Identifier: standardcycloped01bail

Title: The standard cyclopedia of horticulture; a discussion, for the amateur, and the professional and commercial grower, of the kinds, characteristics and methods of cultivation of the species of plants grown in the regions of the United States and Canada for ornament, for fancy, for fruit and for vegetables; with keys to the natural families and genera, descriptions of the horticultural capabilities of the states and provinces and dependent islands, and sketches of eminent horticulturists

Year: 1916 (1910s)

Authors: Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954

Subjects: Gardening

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Co. [etc., etc.]

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ms. dis-tinct to the base but conniving in a tube; stamens 6;style 3-fid. at the top.—One variable species, treated ingeneral as crocuses are cult. Allied to Merendera, towhich some of the former species are referred. vernum, Linn. Fig. 691. Blooms in gardens inearliest spring before the Ivs. appear, the fls. restingnearly on the ground: fls. rosy purple, white-spottedon the interior, 1-3 from each bulb: Ivs. broad and chan-nelled. B.M. l.)3 (cf. Fig. 691). F.S. 11:1149. Gn. 75,p. 409.—Bulbs should be taken up and divided every2 or 3 years. Plant in the fall. LTsually blooms inadvance of the crocus. B. versicolor, Spreng. (B.riithenicum, Bunge), is a small handsome form. L. H. B. BULBOPHtLLUM (Greek, bulb-leaf). Orchidacex.F,pii)hylic ])laiit.s, creeping upon rocks or trees; cult, inthe wannhouse. P.scudobulbs 1-2-lvd in the axils of the sheaths, andwith the ind. arising from the base of the pseudobulb:fls. small and numerous in a raceme, or larger and few BULBOPHYLLUM BULLACE 597

 

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691. Bulbocodium vernum. or solitary; dorsal sepal erect or spreading, free, equal-ing or shorter than the lateral, whicli are obliquelybroadened at the base and adnate to the foot of thecolumn; petals shorter than or nearly equaling the sepals; lip articulated tothe foot of the column,incumbent upon thecolumn; pollinia 4.—Agenus of about 125 spe-cies, mostly natives ofTrop. Asia and Afr.—Bulbophyllum needs amoist atmosphere andshould not become dry.Grown on pieces ofwood or tree-fern stems. A. Fls. large, solitary.B Petals and lip minute;sepals tessellated imthpale brown and yel-low. grandiflorum, Blume.Pseudobulbs 2-3 in.■yj ,^ K ^VUC\ ^ V long, 1-lvd.: If. up to 10//it ^/\l ^■^ ^ ^ °^ ^^^ ^ ^° ^•o^^ / 1/ /[ l^lv emarginate at the apex: I I ( (I i\ V peduncle usually not ex- ceeding the If. with 2-4bracts and a solitarylarge fl. about 8 in. long;sepals tessellated with pale brown and yellow spots, thedorsal sepal arcuate and incurved, the sides reflexed,the lateral sepal

  

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I am very happy with the images of this fantastic little orchid. It was an absolute nightmare to photograph in the wild. The plants always grew on branches overhanging the river. I had to take the close-up shots out of hand sitting in a large dugout canoe. Keeping the boat still in a strong flowing river was difficult enough but convincing the 6 or 7 other people in the boat not to move was even more of a problem. On top of all this the long, hair-fringed lip of the flower is hinged and moved constantly in even the slightest, unnoticable breeze.

that furry pointy lip jiggles in the wind. it's only just opened so i dont quite have a classification for the fragrance. but, it's attracting flies already.

that furry pointy lip jiggles in the wind. it's only just opened so i dont quite have a classification for the fragrance. but, it's attracting flies already.

Orchidaceae 蘭科

The Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew list 880 genera and nearly 22,000 accepted species, but the exact number is unknown (perhaps as much as 25,000) [3] because classification varies greatly in different segments of the academic world. The number of orchid species equals about four times the number of mammal and bird species together. It also encompasses about 6 - 11 % of all seed plants [4] About 800 new orchid species are added each year. The largest genera are Bulbophyllum (2,000 species), Epidendrum (1,500 species), Dendrobium (1,400 species) and Pleurothallis (1,000 species). The family also includes the Vanilla (the genus of the vanilla plant), Orchis (type genus) and many commonly cultivated plants like some Phalaenopsis or Cattleya.

 

Moreover, since the introduction of tropical species in the 19th century, horticulturists have more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars.

 

Distribution, Taxonomy (pls refer to wiki)

 

Ecology

 

A majority of species are perennial epiphytes; they are found in tropical moist broadleaf forests or mountains and subtropics. These are anchored on other plants, mostly trees, sometimes shrubs.

 

A few are lithophytes, growing naturally on rocks or on very rocky soil.

 

Others are terrestrial. This group includes nearly all temperate orchids.

 

Some orchids, like Neottia and Corallorhiza, lack chlorophyll and are myco-heterotrophs (formerly incorrectly called saprophytes). These achlorophyllous (i.e. nonphotosynthetic) orchids live on an ectomycorrhizal symbiosis and are completely dependent on soil fungi feeding on decaying plant matter, such as fallen leaves, to acquire nutrients.

 

Description

 

Orchids are easily distinguished, as they share some very evident apomorphies. Among these: bilaterally symmetric (zygomorphic) and resupinate, a petal (labellum) is always highly modified, stamens and carpels are fused and the seeds are extremely small.

 

Leaves, Stem and Roots (pls refer to wiki)

 

Flower

 

Orchidaceae are well known for the many structural variations in their flowers.

 

Some orchids have single flowers but most have a racemose inflorescence, sometimes with a large number of flowers. The flowering stem can be basal, that is produced from the base of the tuber, like in Cymbidium, apical, meaning it grows from the apex of the main stem, like in Cattleya, or axillary, from the leaf axil, as in Vanda.

 

As an apomorphy of the clade, orchid flowers are primitively zygomorphic (bilaterally symmetrical), although in some genera like Mormodes, Ludisia, Macodes this kind of symmetry may be difficut to notice.

 

The orchid flower, like most flowers of monocots has two whorls of sterile elements. The outer whorl has three sepals and three petals are in the inner whorl. The sepals are usually very similar to the petals (an thus called tepals, 1), but may be completely distinct.

 

The upper medial petal, called the labellum or lip (6),, is always modified and enlarged. The inferior ovary (7) or the pedicel is rotated 180 degrees, so that the labellum, goes on the lower part of the flower, thus becoming suitable to form a platform for pollinators. This characteristic, called the resupination occours primitively in the family and is considered apomorphic (the torsion of the ovary is very evident from the picture). Some orchids have secondarily lost the resupination, like some Zygopetalum'.

 

The normal form of the sepals can be found in Cattleya, where they form a triangle. In Paphiopedilum (Venus slippers) the lower two sepals are fused together into a synsepal, while the lip has taken the form of a slipper. In Masdevallia all the sepals are fused.

 

Orchid flowers with abnormal numbers of petals or lips are called peloric. Peloria is a genetic trait, but its expression is environmentally influenced and may appear random.

  

Longitudinal secion of a flower of Vanilla planifoliaOrchid flowers primitively had three stamens, but this situation is now limited to the genus Neuwiedia. Apostasia and the Cypripedioideae have two stamens, the central one being strile and reduced to a staminode. All of the other orchids, the clade called Monandria, retain only the central stamen, the others being reduced to staminodes (4). The filaments of the stamens are always adnate (fused) to the style to form cylindrical structure called the gynostemium or column (2). In the primitive Apostasioideae this fusion is only partial, in the Vanilloideae it is more deep, while in Orchidoideae and Epidendroideae it is total. The stigma (9) is very asymmetrical as all of its lobes are bent towards the centre of the flower and lay on the bottom of the column.

 

Pollen is released as single grains, like in most other plants, in the Apostasioideae, Cypripedioideae and Vanilloideae. In the other subfamilies, that comprise the great majority of orchids, the anther (3), carries and two pollinia.

 

A pollinium is a waxy mass of pollen grains held together by the glue-like alkaloid viscin, containing both cellulosic stands and mucopolysaccharides. Each pollinium is connected to a a filament which can take the form of a caudicle, like in Dactylorhiza or Habenaria or a stipe, like in Vanda. Caudicles or stipes hold the pollinia to the viscidium, a sticky pad which sticks the pollinia to the body of pollinators.

 

At the upper edge of the stigma of single-anthered orchids, in front of the anther cap, there is the rostellum (5), a slender extension involved in the complex pollination mechanism.

 

As aforementioned, the ovary is always inferior (located behind the flower). It is three-carpelate and one or, more rarely, three-partitioned, with parietal placentation (axile in the Apostasioideae).

 

Pollination, Asexual reproduction, Fruits and seeds, Evolution, Uses (pls refer to wiki)

 

Ref: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchidaceae

 

Title: The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade

Identifier: americanfloristw4113amer

Year: 1885 (1880s)

Authors: American Florists Company

Subjects: Floriculture; Florists

Publisher: Chicago : American Florist Company

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t9^3- The American Florist.

 

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THE LONDON HOLLAND HOUSE SHOW. Wall and Border Gardening, as Exhibited by J. Cheal & Sons. The London Holland House Show. This show is now one of the fash- ionable events of the Royal Horticul- tural Society during the summer, and, favored with fine weather, is sure to attract large numbers of exhibitors and visitors. This year's show took place July 13 in beautifully warm -weather, and a record trade was done by the various exhibitors, of whom there were about 110 altogether in the floral uepartment, while there were many others in the sundries section showing all sorts of horticultural and other appliances. The chief feature of the show was undoubtedly the hardy herbaceous perennials, alpine plants, rock and water gardens. Indeed, if these were eliminated the show^ would have been poor, although it would liave been impossible to see finer col- lections of orchids, stove and green- "house plants, fruit trees in pots, sweet peas, carnations, roses and ornamen- tal trees and shrubs. Vegetables were Tiot overdone by any means, but were worthily represented by a choice col- lection from the gardens of Vicary Gibbs of Aldenham House, Elstree. Owing to the fact that a silver-gilt challenge cup worth sixty guineas was offered for the best exhibit in the show, keen interest was mani- fested as to who would win it. Popu- lar opinion coincided with that of the .iudges when this prize fell to Messrs. Sander & Sons of St. Albans. They staged a Inagnificent group of or- chids, each end of which was rounded up with bold masses of Cattleya gigas, while the centre was a flowing white cascade of Phalsenopsis Riemstedti- ana flowing over a wall of the beauti- ful rosy Miltonia vexillaria Empress Augusta. There were many other fine plants in this champion group which helped it to secure the predominant prize in addition to a gold medal. Charlesworth & Co., Haywards Heath, had a marvelous group of orchids in which odontoglossums, choice odontio- das, cattleyas, the white-flowered Dendrobium Dearei, the chaste dove orchid (Peristeria elata), and a mag- nificent specimen of Cattleya gottoi- ana The President, figured largely in the public eye, and secured a gold medal. Other trade growers of orchids were Stuart Low &: Co., Enfield, who won silver and standard cups for a large group in which the pure white of Phalfenopsls Riemstedtiana vied with the deep red of Renanthera Imschoot- iana. now one of the most vivid or- chids in any group. Mansell & Hatcher, Rawdon, Leeds, are rapidly coming to the front with their care- fully arranged and well selected spe- cies and hybrids, and the award of a silver cup is sufficient testimony to the effectiveness of their group of odontiodas, Miltonias, cattleyas, odon- toglossums, and several rare and in- teresting curiousities. S. W. Plory, Twickenham, also secured a silver cup for a group in which gorgeous leaved anoectochilus played a prominent part. H. Dixon, Spencer Park Nursery, Wandsworth Common, won a silver flora medal for his odontoglossums, cattleyas and cypripediums; and E. V. Low, Haywards Heath, received a silver banksian medal for a group In which the pure white Cattleyas Men- delli lambeauana with a soft purple tinted lip was the conspicuous feature. There were exhibits from several ama- teurs, the most remarkable being that of Sir. J. Colman, Gatton Park, Rei- gate, to whom a large silver cup was awarded. In addition to odontiodas, phalsenopsis and Itelio-cattleyas, were some rare curiosities. Including Ca- tasetum Cliftoni, bulbophyllums, and Sobralia Colmanioe, one form of which had yellow and another pink blooms. Novelties were scarce, only three first class certificates being granted and four awards of merit. Fowler's variety of Miltonioda Harwoodi had bright cherry rose flowers with a yel- low crest. M. Sanderfe, a splendid hy- brid with -white flowers flushed with pink and a deep blackish blotch on the lip, was also shown. Odontioda Brewi from Charlesworth & Co. had rich bronze-red flowers and a yellow crest. These were the three F. C. C. plants. Cattleya mossise Olympia, and Odontioda Wilsoni. from Charles- worth & Co.; C. serenata. from Man- sell & Hatcher, and C. mossiiE Dread- nought from Sander & Sons, receiving the secondary awards. Splendid speci- mens of good culture came from Charlesworth & Co.. with Grammangia Ellisi, and from Sir J. Colman with Odontioda Bradshawse.

  

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Identifier: cu31924003330374

Title: Orchids for everyone

Year: 1910 (1910s)

Authors: Curtis, Charles H

Subjects: Orchids

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent New York, E.P. Dutton

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re of peat and sphagnum to root in, and amplydrained pans or baskets. It grows about a foot or fifteen incheshigh, and bears its flowers on stiffs spikes that are about as tall asthe leaves. There is usually one flower on a spike, and it is threeor four inches across, violet-blue, with yellow lines on the lip.A rarely grown, but pretty. Summer flowering Orchid. B. La-LiNDEi, B. Lawrenceanum, and B. Patini are of interest to thosewho like uncommon Orchids. All the BoUeas are without pseudo-bulbs, and are frequently described as Zygopetalums. BROUGHTONIA The Jamaican Broughtonia sanguinea was sent to Kew aslong ago as 1793. It is a small plant, with flattish pseudo-bulbs,and slender, branched, arching spikes of deep red flowers that aresmall, but of an unusual shade of colour. It is best managed bybeing grown in a shallow teak basket or on a raft, with very littlesphagnum and peat about its roots, and suspended in the CattleyaHouse. While resting, it needs very little water, but must be

 

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CATTLEYA TRIAN.K ORCHIDS OF LESSER VALUE 177 given an ample supply at other seasons. It loves plenty of light,and only needs shade from the hottest mid-day sun. BULBOPHYLLUM In the Kew Hand-list of Orchids, dated 1904, no fewerthan seventy species of Bulbophyllums are cited as being incultivation in the Kew collection, but the extent of the genus isno indication of its popularity or its horticultural value. To thebotanist and the lover of the curious the many species appeal verystrongly, but most florists, gardeners, and nurserymen regard themas some of the weeds of the great Orchid family. The genusis widely spread, and species are found in such widely separatedregions as the Malay, Central America, Africa and Australasia.It is difficult to treat on such a large genus in a general way, butit has been found that the great majority of species thrive in peatand sphagnum, in pans or baskets, and love plenty of heat andmoisture when growing freely, but need much less moisture andslightly

  

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Title: The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade

Identifier: americanfloristw40amer

Year: 1885 (1880s)

Authors: American Florists Company

Subjects: Floriculture; Florists

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902 The American Florist. May 26, stamllng all kinds of rough weather, with the flowers bright red so deeply- edged with yellow that at a little dis- tance this seems to be the predominat- ing color. Coleur Cardinal Is the deep- est vermilion with a lustrous almost black shading on the outside of the pet- als. It is a superb tulip. King of Yel- lows Is a pure self yellow and one of the best. There are several large beds of each of these now in the best of con- dition and those interested should not fail to pay a visit while they are at their best. The older Vermilion Bril- liant is like Coleur Cardinal but not Quite so showy, though the bulbs have come up and flowered very regularly. In whites there are fine beds of La Relne and Joost von Vondel. The lat- ter is a little early dn comparison with the above named, the former Just right and a splendid tulip for the purpose. Cottage Maid, as usual, is a delightful bed, the soft pink shading on the white ground being perfect. Besides these there are many large beds of mixed varieties, a few hyacinth beds and some excellent pansy beds that make a very fine display. The herbaceous borders are of great interest, now that the earlier species are in flower and the later ones throw- ing up characteristic growths. Two native plants in bloom now are Tril- liums and dodecatheons, both flower- ing finely. Ornithogalum nutans is also flowering, the lily of the valley is almost out, while the pretty little muscari or grape hyacinths, white and yellow, are at their best. Arabis al- pina, Alyssum saxatile, some of the dwarf phloxes, pansies and primroses of the polyanthus order are fine in the front of the borders while the sum- mer snowflake, Leucojum oestivum, is also in flower. There are still a few narcissi left and some of the finer tu- lips are coming in line, soon to be fol- lowed by peonies and other summer flowering occupants. The shrubbery is fine in its fresh green, the double al- monds, bird cherry, Pyrus Japonioa and others being in flower. THE OECHIDS Orchid fanciers will find much to in- terest them now in the conservatories and they should also get permission to visit the growing houses where there are numbers of rare and little known species in flower. Among the showiest kinds in flower are Cattleya Law- renceana, a very fine type of this showy species, good C. Skinneri and Skinneri alba the well known C. Mos- sise and the old C. maxima. However much this species deserved its name when introduced it seems out of place now when we consider the many grand flowers of the labiata section. C. Prince of Wales has pure white sepals and petals with pale rose and yellow lip markings and has evidently some Loddigesi blood in its veins. C. Schil- leriana is distinct and the only yellow cattleya, the sweetly scented C. cit- rina, is nicely in flower. Among the Islias are several hybrids including the showy Li. Latona, good forms of L. pur- purata and L. majalis and several oth- ers. Odontoglossum citrosmum is well done here and many fine plants are now in bloom. Among the dendro- biums are such species as D. primulinum and D. purpureum, while

 

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The Cactus Dahlia. ]'"loral Emblem of tlie Gre;it Seattle Exposilion. the pretty and distinct Cypripedium caudE^tum is also well flowered. Among the lesser known kinds we noted the singular Bulbophyllum barbigerum, a flower that the slightest puff of air sets in motion and a very interesting bo- tanical curiosity; Oncidium ampliatum is just coming into flower; Ansellia Af- ricana is showy and there is a small plant of the foxbrush orchid, Aerides Fieldingi, Leptotes bicolor and many cypripediums. The cattleyas in the growing quarters look well and the phaljenopsis are improving, P. Ludde- inanndana being in flower. There is a grand display in the con- servatories of all kinds of flowering plants, azaleas,' gloxinias, calceolarias, anthuriums and rhododendrons in great variety. Amaryllis is evidently given some attention and a number of excellent varieties are in flower. The pelargoniums are always good here and are just at their best, while the large baskets of fuchsias, the bougain- villeas and other flowering vines on the roof and the great variety of foliage plants make a splendid show. The ferns and palms are in good condition and all through the growing houses are large stocks of bedding and other plants being prepared for use in the flower garden. THE CARNATION. Planting In the Field. The planting in the field of the young stock should receive attention now. The cold, wet weather has de- layed outside 'Planting considerably. They should be planted out without any further delay. The coming two or three weeks is usually a good time for the plants to get root hold and well established in the ground before the very hot weather sets in. The system of setting the plants and the arrangement of the planting ground depends greatly upon the amount of space at disposal. In cases where a large number are to be planted the best arrangement, according to our ex- perience, is to set the plants 14 to 16 inches apart each way. This leaves ample space for working between with a' hand cultivator, for keeping down weeds and loosening up the surface soil, but it must be borne in mind that close planting makes it necessary to work the ground thoroughly from the time the plants are set out to keep ahead of the weeds before the plants attain any size, after which it will be difficult to work between them without doing some damage. Growers handling only a small num- ber of plants and with a limited amount of space at their disposal can plant 10 to 12 inches apart and de- pend on using the hand hoe to keep the ground clear of weeds. But the dis- tance of setting the plants apart In the field should be governed greatly according to the time of planting Into the houses. If early planting is the method followed, beginning to plant inside in July, then closer planting can be followed than if the plants are left out in the field until the middle of August or later, by which time they will have become very large under or- dinary circumstances and, if planted too close, difficult to care for properly. A very important point to bear in mind when transferring the plants to

  

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Identifier: centurysupplemen1901nich

Title: The century supplement to the dictionary of gardening, a practical and scientific encyclopaedia of horticulture for gardeners and botanists

Year: 1901 (1900s)

Authors: Nicholson, George, 1847-1908

Subjects: Gardening Horticulture Plants, Ornamental

Publisher: Hyde Park, Mass. : Geo. T. King London : L. Upcott Gill

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do-bulbs crowded, ovoid, small, one.leaved. Siam, 1895. B. elegans (elegant). H. lin. to liin. long; sepals rosy-purple,broad, the upper one shorter and paler than tne lateral ones; Bulbophylltun—continued. scapes slender, one-flowered, lin. to 2in. long. I. 3in. to 4in.long, lincarlaneeolate. PM.-udii bulbs Jin. to Uii. l..iii;. ovoid,closely set. Ceylon, 1892. B. ErlCSaoni tEricssous). li. vellouish-wbilr, spctted with brown, 9in. ui russ including ilie tails, umbellate. /. like those ofa Stanhopea Pseudobulbs thin, erect. Sin. high. Rhizomelong, creeping. Habitat not reiorded, 1893. A very striking species. B. fallaz (deceptive). /I. dark purple, small; scape 8iii. long,bent acutely in the middle. Assam, 1889. .\n elegant little species. B, Godseffiannm (Gudsefts). rt. 2in. across; sepals and petalsyellow and brown ; lip creamv-whife, with purple spots, cordate.Habitat, not recorded, 1890. Closelv allied to B. liearei. Sv.\.■ Sarcopodium Goi7s<;^am(m (G. M. 1890, ii., p. 540

 

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Fig. 184. BULBOPHYLLUM B.A.RDIGERrM. B. grandlflorain (large-flowered), ft. solitary, large, denselyretictdated with brown on a pale groimd ; sepals lanceolate-attenuate, 4in. to 5in. long, free, the upper one twice as broad asthe lateral ones, strongly arching over at the base, and hangingdown in front. I. solitary, elliptic, 2irin. to 3in. long. Pseudo.bulbs about lin. long, distant, four-angled. Rhizome creeping.New Guinea, 1887. More grotesque than beautiful. (L. iii.,t. 108.) B. g. bnrfordiense (Burford). yf., dorsal sepal green, shadedand mottled at base with greenish-brown, and witn large whitedots ; Lateral sepals pale gi-een, olive-tinted at apex. 1^5. Anextraordinary Orchid. B.Hookeriannm (Hookers). A synon\-m of B. Oremiastef. B. inflatun (inflated), ft. greenish-yellow, small; sepals 4in.across ; lip recurved ; racemes lin. to liin. long, the rachis swolleninto an ellipsoid, fleshy body; scapes pendulous, 2in. long.I. sessile, lanceolate-oblong, acuminate, 3in. to 4in. lon

  

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Identifier: gardenerschronic321lond

Title: The Gardeners' chronicle : a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects

Year: 1874 (1870s)

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Subjects: Ornamental horticulture Horticulture Plants, Ornamental Gardening

Publisher: London : [Gardeners Chronicle]

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the kiudnesB of the Hon. Walter Rothschild,wo are enabled to give an illustration (fig. 16) of thisremarkable species, which was imported a few rearsngo by Messrs. F. Sander & Co., St. Albans, throughtheir enterprising Swedish collector, Ericsson. It wasdescribed from dried specimens sent by that collector slender flower-stalk, and you will get an idea ofthis extraordinary new Ilulbophyllum. The flowershave a yellowish white ground colour, the sepals andpetals are heavily spotted with dark brown, the lip isred, and has a very strange spongy texture at thedisc. Not only is tho species remarkable for itsshowy flowers, but its large shiny green leaves, sur- Wylam on-Tyne, for his successful hybridisation ofOrchid*, extending over many years, by which a largenumber of new and beautiful forms have been addedto this remarkable family of plants. To Martin R. Smith, of Warren House, Hayes, aneminent amateur, who has been most successful inthe raising of Carnation*. By his efforts many new

 

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FlQ. 16.—BULBOPHYLLUM ERICSSONI. to Messrs. Sander, by Dr. Kbanzlin, in ih*s GardenersChronicle, October 28, 1803, p. 522. The illustration represents a very fine and distinct new .species ; anda still stronger specimen, which is sending up twostout flower-spikes iu the Hon, Walteu LioTHSCUlLDsCollection, may probably quite come up to tho wordsofDr. Kuan zl iss description:—Thisis by far the moststriking new Orehid received for some time past.Imagine a group of from nine to twelve flowersOf a large Chimeeroid Ma*devallia, surmounting a mounting its long and rather slender pseudo-bulbs,render it an ornamental plant wbeu not in bloom.It is probably a native of New Guinea, and thereforea warm-house plant. Veitch Memorial Fund.- The Veitch Me-morial Trustees have decided to present, this year,a large Silver Medal for distinguished service tohorticulture, to each of the following gentlemen : —To Norman C. Cookson, Esq., of Oak wood, and beautiful varieties have been raised, especiall

  

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During the warmer months, Bulbophyllum macranthum bears large, solitary flowers with an exotic, sweet perfume. The bright flowers are somewhat variable in colour and are unusual in that they are held upside-down in comparison to the majority of orchids. Instead of being resupinate (twisted so that the lip is borne upside-down), the lip is held at the top of the flower (non-resupinate).

 

Bulbophyllum macranthum belongs to the Sestochilos section of Bulbophyllum, the largest orchid genus in the world. Section Sestochilos contains about 23 species, most of which have one-flowered inflorescences and rather showy flowers with relatively large petals; species in this section often have thick, long-creeping rhizomes

I am very happy with the images of this fantastic little orchid. It was an absolute nightmare to photograph in the wild. The plants always grew on branches overhanging the river. I had to take the close-up shots out of hand sitting in a large dugout canoe. Keeping the boat still in a strong flowing river was difficult enough but convincing the 6 or 7 other people in the boat not to move was even more of a problem. On top of all this the long, hair-fringed lip of the flower is hinged and moved constantly in even the slightest, unnoticable breeze.

Found in Peninsula Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand in primary montane forests from 1,000 to 2000 meters in elevation. Each one inch pseudobulb holds a single, large, complex bloom with tassels and a highly mobile lip that wiggle and flutter in the slightest breeze.