Bulbophyllum claptonense

May 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

Bulbophyllum claptonense

Bulbophyllum claptonense

This is very similar to the Bulbophyllum lobbii Lindley 1847. For more information, please refer to Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia here.

Many species in the bulbophyllum genus don’t smell good. Some are plain foul smelling. They do attract insects that assist in pollination. When an insect is on the labellum (lip), it moves up and down like an ellastic, throwing the insect against the pollen. A ranger demonstrated this to me. Fascinating!

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