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Bulbophyllum saltatorium var. calamarium

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by seidenfaden, Jun 23, 2016.

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  1. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Bulbophyllum saltatorium var calamarium is rarely seen in collections. This species is found across West Tropical Africa, in Primary forest at 0-900m alt. Epiphyte in the crown of trees on bark or in minor humus deposits. (Occasionally lithophytic).

    This species differs from the other three varieties of B.saltatorium because of the very fine and velvety or woolly hairs that arise along the margins of the adaxial side of the lip, and constitute a thick rim up to the extreme tip of the lip. Towards the top part of the lip the hairs are courser and much longer. The flowers are up to 1/2 an inch long. (J.J.Vermeulen) 1987. B.saltatorium var calamarium1.JPG B.saltatorium var calamarium2.JPG B.saltatorium var calamarium3.JPG B.saltatorium var calamarium4.JPG



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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This variety and color are new to me. I really like it. Thanks for the post.
     
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    jai Orchid addict

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    :eek: Ooh pretty
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Wow, it has really cool flowers! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    annabanana1987 Active Member

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    Very pretty, probably the first time i have seen real blue on an orchid! Or maybe its just a deep enough purple it seems blueish
    Whata stunner fuzzy little guy♡