365 days of orchids – day 213 – Bulbophyllum dolichoglottis
This miniature Bulbophyllum has unusual flowers with a remarkably long banana shaped creamy white lip.
It is native to New Guinea where it is reported at 700m altitude. We have seen similar miniature bulbophyllums in Laos and their habit is to spread so that they cover the trunk and lower branches of their host trees.
We grow the species mounted on cork where it multiplies rapidly. We spray it once a day and hang it in a shady spot in Warm Asia.