Bulbophyllum auratum

Bulbophyllum auratum spotted

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Podochilaeae
SubTribe: Bulbophyllinae
Genus: Bulbophyllum
Species: Bulb. auratum
Binomial name
Bulbophyllum auratum
(Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861

Bulbophyllum auratum is a species of Bulbophyllum found in Asia.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with


Plants are usually found growing on mangrove trees in SE Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines at elevations around 100 to 1200 meters.


Keep plant in 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.


Bulbophyllum auratum Bulbophyllum auratum varient Red lip
Bulbophyllum auratum yellow Bulbophyllum auratum variant Sepals and petals are yellow, lip is yellow.


Common Names: The Golden Bulbophyllum


  1. Cirrhopetalum auratum Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. 26(Misc.): 50 (1840).
  2. Bulbophyllum borneense (Schltr.) J.J. Sm. 1907
  3. Bulbophyllum campanulatum [Rolfe]Rolfe 1909
  4. Cirrhopetalum borneense Schltr. 1906
  5. Cirrhopetalum campanulatum Rolfe 1910
  6. Cirrhopetalum candelabrum Lindley ex Moore 1854
  7. Phyllorchis aurata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

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