bulbophyllum macrochilum {large-lipped bulbophyllum}

May 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

bulbophyllum macrochilum {large-lipped bulbophyllum}

Bulbophyllum macrochilum {large-lipped bulbophyllum}.

This is a small wild orchid found in Borneo, Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia, growing as an epiphyte on low tree trunks and branches in lowland forests at up to 1,000 metres above sea level.  The flower is about 5 cm (2 inches) across, The inflorescence is 20-30 cm (8-12 inches) long and bears many flowers. Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

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