Bulbophyllum barbigerum

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Bulbophyllum barbigerum (not my photo)

Code: BULB.0x0003 (2009-10)

Common Name: The Bearded Bulbophyllum
Scented: yes
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: hot
Blooms: spring to early summer
Flower Size: 2.5cm
Synonyms: Phyllorchis barbigera (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

It comes from central west Africa as an epiphyte on mossy tree trunks and in crowns of trees in evergreen and deciduous forests up to elevations of 900 metres as a hot growing, unifoliate epiphyte with orbicular or ovoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, emarginate leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on a basal, 7.5cm to 19cm long, racemose, spreading or erect inflorescence with ovate bracts and several to many foul smelling, hairy flowers.

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