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Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by DPfarr, Aug 14, 2013.

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  1. DPfarr

    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    It is coming.
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    I've long waited for this and am devastated I can no longer smell.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ooohhh, that's exciting. How old does the plant have to be before it starts to bloom?
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure the minimum age for fowering. I bought mine as a backbulb division that had started growing again. I've had it, 4 years or so.

    The bulbs now are 5-7 cm in diameter. I will update this thread with developments every day or two.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Wow, thats one day's development! Don't you wish the plant itself would grow like that :) keep them coming!
     
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    Ha, that would be nice. This plant is like an old man on a rocking chair sleeping on his porch. Once in a while there is some incoherent mumbling and movement in the chair, but largely it is comatose.
     
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    It's amazing to see the floret - question? Is it the New Guniea type that can grow to incredible lengths & proportions? I must admit that nature can surprise at ever turn.
     
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    Magnus A Ph.D.

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    Ohh! Love it!
    Can you post a plant picture for reference?
    /M
     
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    Very nice. Great patience and growing.
    Yes...whole plant picture please.
    Thanks
     
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    It should be open all the way soon and will take a whole picture then.

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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Excellent!!! That's a nice clone to boot!
     
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    Now that I've finally bloomed it I can look forward to it becoming enormous, obtuse, and wholly masculine.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's wonderful. Thanks for the series.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Well done!
     
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    i do love this section of bulbophyllum There is a far i visit every month that belongs to a dear friend of mine and i am always surprised what can be found there 2 months ago my eyes popped out of my head when i saw this :) EXP00002.jpg EXP00003.jpg EXP00004.jpg EXP00005.jpg EXP00006.jpg EXP00007.jpg
     
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    All the plants above are Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis ine of which had 3 flower spikes on it on the 25th of last month hopefully will be in flower on my next trip the plant here with my wife is the longest of the macrobulbon section Bulbophyllum fletcherianum. to give you a rough gage on the plant 527786_305281352898042_1424996133_n.jpg my wife is 5' 4".
     
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    love this monster!!!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow, that is massive.
     
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    Those are so beautiful. If I was a sloth I'd hope these to grow on me.