Bulbophyllum arfakianum

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Bulbophyllum arfakianum (not my photo)

Code: BULB.0x0000 (2010-03-26)

Common Name: Arfak Mountain Bulbophyllum
Scented: yes, of spoiled milk
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: hot
Blooms: late winter and early spring, and late summer to early autumn
Flower Size: 2.2cm
Synonyms: Hyalosema arfakianum (Kraenzl.) Rysy 2002

Found in the Arfak Mountains of Papua New Guinea as a unifoliate epiphyte at elevations of 50 to 400 meters in rainforests, farmland margins and river valleys on tree branches that has an ascending growth habit, pseudobulbs that are 2.5cm apart on the rhizome and blooms in the late winter and spring as well as late summer and fall on a to 14cm long, stout inflorescence with triangular bracts and with a solitary flower held well above the leaves.


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