Bulbophyllum odoratissimum

Bulb. odoratissimum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Podochilaeae
SubTribe: Bulbophyllinae
Genus: Bulbophyllum
Species: Bulb. odoratissimum
Binomial name
Bulbophyllum odoratissimum
[Sm.]Lindley 1828

Bulbophyllum odoratissimum is a species in the genus Bulbophyllum.


Plant blooms in the fall to winter with ten to twenty 7 mm fragrant flowers.


Plant is found in evergreen lowland forest and montane forest of Assam, Eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanamar,Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China at elevations of 800 to 2500 meters.


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 Fragrant Bulbophyllum


  1. Bulbophyllum congestum Rolfe 1912
  2. Bulbophyllum hyacinthiodorum W.W.Sm.1921
  3. Bulbophyllum odoratissimum var. racemosum N.P.Balakr. 1978
  4. Phyllorchis odoratissima (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  5. Stelis caudata Don 1825
  6. *Stelis odoratissima Sm. 1814
  7. Tribrachia odoratissima (Sm.) Lindl. 1826

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