Bulbophyllum wendlandianum

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Bulbophyllum wendlandianum (not my photo)

Code: BULB.0x0006 (2010-05-08)

Common Name: Wendland's Bulbophyllum
Scented: yes
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: intermediate to hot
Flower Size: 9 to 15cm
Synonyms: Bulbophyllum colletii Auct. non Kng. & Pntlg. 1961; Cirrhopetalum collettii Hemsl. 1896; Cirrhopetalum collettianum Hemsl. ex Collett & Hemsl. 1890; Cirrhopetalum fastuosum Rchb.f 1883; Cirrhopetalum proliferum hort. 1896; *Cirrhopetalum wendlandianum Kraenzl. 1900; Phyllorchis collettii (Hemsl.) Kuntze 1891

Found in northern Myanmar and Thailand as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 200 to 1500 meters that has oblong pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, coriaceous leaf and blooming with up to 6 flowers occurring in the spring, on a 15cm long, stout inflorescence which arises from a newly forming pseudobulb and holds an umbel of a few to many fragrant flowers at the apex of the pseudobulb. A hot to cool growing orchid that needs an open medium, partial shade and frequent watering and fertilizer.


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