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Bulbophyllum, the tag says lilacinum, I have my doubts

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Ricardo, May 1, 2017.

  1. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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  2. Fumiaki Takahashi

    Fumiaki Takahashi miniature orchidaholic

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    Very very nice!!!!!
     
  3. John Klinger

    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Ricardo - Have you looked at Bulb macrocoleum?
     
  4. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Bulbophyllum rufinum.
     
  5. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Thanks for the suggestions
     
  6. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    It is rather macrocoleum, rufinum has less flowers and green spike.
     
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  7. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Yes you are right Piotrm, it is not B.rufinum. I have checked on some of my old images of B.rufinum, although they look similar, the obvious difference is that rufinum has a large bract over the flowers also as you explain,the flowers are wider spaced.
     
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  8. Ricardo

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    Thanks you all!