What a Flower!

There are some amazing flowers around but few can match Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann. Here is Heather with a real specimen of a plant carrying eighteen flower spikes!

Heather with Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann

As you can see from the close up, each flower spike carries about seven or eight individual flowers with remarkable markings, little frilly bits and a scent reminicent of fresh mackerel.

Close up of Flowers

This plant is a hybrid between the two Asian species Bulbophyllum longissimum and Bulbophyllum rothschildianum. We have both of the species at Writhlington but they can’t keep up with the vigour and floriferous nature of the hybrid.


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  1. Anthony Seberry says:

    I would like to buy some plants can you guide me on how I might achieve this.

    • Luke Barnes says:

      We have since split this plant into many. You can buy them from us at the London Orchid Show this year.