Bulbophyllum maximum

Bulbophyllum maximum

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

Bulbophyllum maximum is a species of Bulbophyllum found in tropical Africa.


Plant blooms in the fall with several .75 cm flowers.


Plant is found all over tropical Africa growing as a lithophyte and as a epiphyte in open woodlands and riverine forests at elevations of 600 to 2100 meters/


Keep plant in warm to hot temperatures. Keep moist in summer seasons and do not allow mix to dry, in winter the plant needs a distinctive drying period. Keep the potting media dry and mist it occassionally. Keep good air movement to avoid fungal growth. Keep plants in shade. Pot plants in sphagnum moss, fine bark, or mounted.


Common Names: The Largest Bulbophyllum


  1. Bulbophyllum ciliatum Schltr. 1906
  2. Bulbophyllum cyrtopetalum Schltr. 1911
  3. Bulbophyllum djumaense (De Wild.) De Wild. 1921
  4. Bulbophyllum djumaense var. grandifolium De Wild. 1921
  5. Megaclinium flaccidum Hook. 1851
  6. Bulbophyllum maximum var. oxypterum (Lindl.) Pérez-Vera 2003
  7. Bulbophyllum moirianum A.D. Hawkes 1956
  8. Bulbophyllum nyassanum Schltr. 1915
  9. Bulbophyllum oxypterum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1861
  10. Bulbophyllum oxypterum var. mozambicense (Finet) De Wild. 1921
  11. Bulbophyllum platyrhachis (Rolfe) Schltr. 1905
  12. Bulbophyllum purpuratum [Lindley] Lindley 1862
  13. Bulbophyllum purpuratum Schlechter 1906
  14. Bulbophyllum subcoriaceum De Wild. 1921
  15. Megaclinium djumaensis De Wild. 1903
  16. Megaclinium maximum Lindl. 1830
  17. Megaclinium oxypterum Lindl. 1839
  18. Megaclinium oxypterum var. mozambicense Finet 1910
  19. Megaclinium platyrhachis Rolfe 1897
  20. Megaclinium purpuratum Lindl. 1862
  21. Megaclinium subcoriaceum De Wild. 1921
  22. Phyllorchis maxima (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  23. Phyllorchis oxyptera (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

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