Bulbophyllum graveolens

Bulbophyllum graveolens

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

Bulbophyllum graveolens is a species of Bulbophyllum found in Asia.


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


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


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.


Common Names: The Very Fragrant Bulbophyllum


  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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