The name Bulbophyllum is derived from the Greek words bulbos meaning a bulb, and phyllun meaning a leaf, which refers to the plant's habit. This genus has the largest number of recorded species in the entire orchidaceae
The genus is characterized by a sympodial growth, having a creeping rhizome which develops into a new pseudobulb with one leaf. The inflorescences are produced from the rhizome at the base of the pseudobulb, each carrying one or several flowers. The genus is also characterized by a peculiar highly colored lip that is movable. the sepals are more or less joined together and are considerably larger than the petals and lip.
Bulbophyllums grow under 40% to 60% shade and in intermediate to warm temperatures. The plants prefer to be mounted on slabs or wood pieces or potted in basket with some porous mix. Give them abundant water while they are actively growing. After the growth matures, water should be curtailed until new growth or flower spikes are initiated.
All bulbophyllums or Cirrhopetalums will be shipped bare roots and sizes are BS. Minimum of 3 pseudobulbs unless noted otherwise..
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medusae Named in honor of Gorgon Medusa, whose head sprouted snakes instead of hair. This plant produces a ball-like cluster of white flowers - just like the medusae I/W-SH-M-- @ $40
phalaenopsis - a New Guinea species characterized by round
pseudobulb with long bluish-green leaf up to 30" long. and 4" wide.
short basal spike produce clusters of 15 or more fleshy deep red pungent flowers
with white speckles on the dorsal sepals.
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echinolabium Extremely rare in cultivation. Flower about a foot from top
to bottom. Limited in quantity.
I-SH-M- -small @$50 per 2 bulbs, BS@ $50 per bulb
biflorum Southeast Asia, a
creeping rhizome produces 4-angled 1" bulbs topped with a single leathery
4" leaf, numerous basal spikes appear freely throughout the year each carrying
two (hence the name) very striking soft-yellow/red flowers, short helmet-shaped
dorsal sepal tapers to a thread, the fused 4" lateral sepals taper to a
long sharp point enclosing a small deep-red rocking lip, easy grower, fragrant
and very floriferous.<
I-SH-M- @ $25
species from New Guinea characterized by a large flower.
I-SH-M- 2 to 3 pseudobulbs @ $80
sulawesii - found in Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. basal spikes carry numerous very large spidery 3 to 4" flowers which bloom in succession- greenish-yellow with fine red spots, fuzzy reddish lip.
I-SH-M- - @ $50
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The name Cirrhopetalum is probably a combination of the Latin word cirrus which means fringe and the Greek word petalon meaning petals, in reference to its fringe petals.
Cirrhopetalum is distinct from Bulbophyllum by a number of distinct features as Dr. Clair R. Ossian stated, the dorsal sepal is much smaller than the lateral sepal. the lateral sepals have inrolled and generally adnate margins, and there is generally umbellate inflorescence. Furthermore, the pseudobulbs are obscurely angled.
These ephiphytic plants have creeping rhizomes with conical shaped pseudobulbs. A single spoon-shaped leaf is borne on top of each pseudobulb. The inflorescence is upright, arching or pendulous with a terminal umbel which carries several flowers that looks like that of a daisy.
Since Cirrhopetalums are basically small plants with creeping rhizomes, they are best mounted on a slab or wood pieces or potted in a shallow containers. The plants require a moist atmosphere with a growing medium that drains well. They should be grown under intermediate and warm temperatures and in 50 to 60% shade.
Ann 'Buckleberry' FCC/AOS big cluster of red /
I-SH-M-- @ $75 ship bare roots very limited. 3 bulbs minimum
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The name Coelogyne comes from the Greek words "Kailos" meaning hollow and "gyne" meaning pistil, referring to the plant's prominent depression found in the stigma. The principal cultivated species occur in Indonesia, the Philippines and the Himalayas.
Mostly epiphytic, some of them, however, grow as terrestrials in grassy meadows or rocky places or as lithophytes on rock outcroppings. The pseudobulbs may be grouped closely by a short or long jointed rhizome. The spoon-shaped leaves are plicate or folded. The inflorescence rises from the base of the pseudobulb forming a rhizome which will eventually produce leaves and then a pseudobulb after flowering. The flowers are small to medium-size and have a uniquely crystalline and trasparent texture, and are alternately arranged on an arching or pendent inflorescence. The flowers may be light yellow, green, brown, tan or just plain-white with a patterned keel on the lip. the petals are usually narrower than the sepals.
Many Coelogyne species prefer a shady location and intermediate temperature. They require abundant water during their growing season which is from February to August, but excess water left in the leaf sheaths and among the leaves can cause the buds and plant to rot. They dislike being repotted frequently. they prefer to be planted in baskets or mounted only when new roots are just coming out of the new growths.
All plants blooming sizes @ $25 / 3 pseudobulbs unless noted otherwise. Shipping bare roots.
pandurata popularly known as the "Black Orchid" due to the black markings on the lip. It is epiphytic, but mostly terrestrial; plants grow in clumps of about 30 cm in diameter; pseudobulbs 2-leaved, flat, 12 cm long , about 7 cm wide. Leaves are erect or arched, dark green, leathery. Bracts of inflorescence green, sheathing, overlapping 8 cm long. Flowers are fragrant, 8 to 9 6.5 to 8 cm long, 9-10 cm across; sepals and petals pale yellowish-green.@$30 2 to 3 pseudobulbs
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