bulbophyllum gracillimum

February 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

bulbophyllum gracillimum

Bulbophyllum gracillimum (The Graceful Bulbophyllum or The Wispy Umbrella Orchid) at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

~Lightbox~ My wild orchids set .

The bulbophyllum gracillimum is a small sized epiphyte that likes cool to hot growing conditions. It is found in Thailand, Myanmar, Peninsula Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Moluccas, New Guinea, Sulawesi, Solomon islands, Australia, Fiji and New Caledonia. It grows on the trunks of trees in rainforests at elevations of up to 150 metres.

The small flowers with purple eyes and long tails are 2.5cm to 3cm across, and grow at the apex of the inflorescence. A unique and fragrant orchid. The Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia has more info here.

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