Bulbophyllum plumatum

Bulbophyllum plumatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Podochilaeae
SubTribe: Bulbophyllinae
Genus: Bulbophyllum
Species: Bulb. plumatum
Binomial name
Bulbophyllum plumatum
Ames 1915

Bulbophyllum plumatum is a species in the genus Bulbophyllum found in Asia.


Plants blooms from fall to winter with a single 9 cm long flower.


Plants are found in Sumatra and the Philippines at elevations around 1000 meters


Keep plant in cool 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. Keep medium well drained.


Bulbophyllum plumatum flava Bulbophyllum plumatum var. flava yellow sepals and petals. Yellow is white.


Common Names: The Feathery Bulbophyllum


  1. Bulbophyllum jacobsonii J.J. Sm. 1935
  2. Rhytionanthos plumatus [Ames] Garay, Hamer & Siegrist 1994

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