365 days of orchids – day 549 – Bulbophyllum carunculatum

It seems to be Bulbophyllum week in the greenhouse and to follow yesterday’s miniature species we have the much larger growing and larger flowered Bulbophyllum carunculatum. This epiphytic Bulbophyllum is endemic to the island of Sulawesi, part of the Indonesian islands. It produces a number of sequential flowers throughout the summer on a long upright […]


365 days of orchids – day 547 – 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. […]


365 days of orchids – day 546 – Trichotosia ferox

Trichotosia ferox is a very large growing species from Malaysia (Previously called Eria ferox) from lowland forest that grows long stems several metres long that keep growing and flowering for several years. Our plant (above) now has ten older stems from 1.5-4m long and still growing as well as four new growths. The species is […]