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Bulbophyllum careyanum

Bulb. careyanum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Podochilaeae
SubTribe: Bulbophyllinae
Genus: Bulbophyllum
Species: Bulb. careyanum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Bulbophyllum careyanum
(Hook.) Spreng. 1826


Bulbophyllum careyanum is a species of Bulbophyllum found in Asia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the fall to spring with a cluster of 1.25 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in evergreen lowland forest of Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam at elevations of 200 to 2100 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in intermediate 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Carey's Bulbophyllum.

Entomology:This plant was named after the father of modern missions and botanist, William Carey. After receiving a specimen of this plant from Carey, the Hon and Rev William Herbert (MP) named it after the missionary.

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Anisopetalum careyanum Hook. 1825
  2. Bulbophyllum careyanum var ochraceum Hkr. 1890
  3. Bulbophyllum cupreum auct. no Lindl 1862
  4. Bulbophyllum cupreum Hook. non Lindl. 1862
  5. Phyllorchis purpurea (Hook.) Kuntze 1891
  6. Pleurothallis purpurea D. Don 1825
  7. Tribrachia purpurea [D.Don] Lindl. 1826

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