Bulbophyllum affine

Bulb affine

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Podochilaeae
SubTribe: Bulbophyllinae
Genus: Bulbophyllum
Species: Bulb. affine
Binomial name
Bulbophyllum affine
Lindley 1833

Bulbophyllum affine is a species of Bulbophyllum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in summer with a single 3 cm flower.


Plants are found in evergreen forest in the Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanamar, Thailand, Laos, southern China, Vietnam, Taiwan and the Ryukyus Islands at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters.


Keep plant in cool to warm temperatures. Keep moist in summer seasons and do not allow mix to dry, in winter keep the mix slight dry and reduce watering. Keep good air movement to avoid fungal growth. Keep plants in shade. Pot plants in sphagnum moss, fine bark, or mounted.


Common Names: The Similar Bulbophyllum


  1. Bulbophyllum kusukuensis Hayata 1914
  2. Phyllorchis affinis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Sarcopodium affine (Lindl.) Lindl. & Paxton 1850