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Bulbophyllum coriophorum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by seidenfaden, Dec 7, 2016.

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  1. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Distribution: Madagascar and Comoros. Habitat: Humid evergreen forest at 700 – 1600m.

    I have not been able to find any description on this species, other than the above info. So, as an amateur grower of orchids I have tried to give a basic description of my plant, which may be of use to other growers.

    Epiphyte; creeping rhizome with four angled psuedobulbs, two to four inches apart with two robust nine inch leaves.

    Inflorescence up to twelve inches long, including the three and a half inch spindle/cone shaped rhachis, with many three eighths of an inch spirally arranged flowers of which the base is partly embedded in the rhachis
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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is so other-worldly.
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Crazy looking flowers. Thank you for sharing!
     
  4. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Really interesting. The rachis looks a lot like an unopened Douglas-fir cone.

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