365 days of orchids – day 496 – Bulbophyllum collettii

This wonderfully dramatic Bulbophyllum species has just opened in our Warm Asia section. This is our first posting of Bulbophyllum collettii and the species is native to forests from India to Northan Thailand. It is similar to Bulbophyllum rothschildianum with its vivid red flowers but in B. collettii the flowers are narrower.

 Our Bulbophyllum rothschildianum.

Bulbophyllum collettii is a compact grower (the plant below is in an 8cm basket) but with large flowers and is tolerant of a wide range of temperatures as it is found from 200m altitude in hot lowland forests right up to 2000m in cool evergreen forest.



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