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Bulbophyllum graveolens

Bulbophyllum graveolens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Podochilaeae
SubTribe: Bulbophyllinae
Genus: Bulbophyllum
Species: Bulb. graveolens
Alliance:
Binomial name
Bulbophyllum graveolens
F.M.Bailey 1912


Bulbophyllum graveolens is a species of Bulbophyllum found in Asia.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the summer with 7.5cm long flowers. Flowers have a scent similar to urine and are pollinated by blow flies.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in warm forest in New Guinea and Papua.

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: The Very Fragrant Bulbophyllum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cirrhopetalum robustum Rolfe, Orchid Rev. 1: 175 (1893).
  2. Cirrhopetalum pachybulbum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1: 889 (1913).
  3. Bulbophyllum pachybulbum (Schltr.) Seidenf., Dansk Bot. Ark. 29: 221 (1973 publ. 1974).
  4. Cirrhopetalum graveolens F.M.Bailey, Bull. Dept. Agric. Queensland 13: 33 (1899).

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