Bulbophyllum lobbii

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Bulbophyllum lobbii (not my photo)

Common Name: Lobb's Bulbophyllum
Scented: yes
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: warm to hot
Blooms: summer
Flower Size: 7.5cm to 10cm
Synonyms: Bullbophyllum claptonense Rolfe 1905; Bullbophyllum henshallii Lindley 1852; Bulbophyllum lobbii Lindley var henshallii [Lindley]Henfrey 1852; Bulbophyllum lobbii Lindley var siamense Rchb.f 1882; Bulbophyllum siamense Rchb.f 1867; Phyllorchis lobbii (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Sarcobodium lobbii (Lindl.) Beer 1854; Sarcopodium lobbii Lindley 1850; Sarcopodium lobbii Lindley var henshallii Henfr. 1850; Sestochilos uniflorum Breda 1827/29

This unifoliate, small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic species is from Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines at altitudes of 200metres to 2000metres in lowland and montane forests on trunks and main branches of trees and has well spaced pseudobulbs with a persistent sheath that splits into yellow fibres and carries a single, apical, leathery leaf and blooms on an erect, to 15cm long, single flowered inflorescence that arises from a node on the rhizome and blooms in the summer on a large, fragrant, single flower on each new pseudobulb held at mid leaf. They are hot to warm growing and do best mounted or in a pot with a well draining medium and regular water and fertilizer but have caution, as the new pseudobulbs develop, is when fungus will occur from overwatering.

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