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Bulbophyllum virescens

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by seidenfaden, Oct 28, 2016.

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  1. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Bulbophyllum virescens. Distribution: Malaya Peninsular in understorey forest. B. binnendijkii (which has a longer narrower lip) and more widely distributed, is now considered to be conspecific with B.virescens.

    I received this orchid when I exchanged some plants with a friend. It looked to be on its last legs when I received it with only one large leaf which was already turning brown, and I think that it's thrown its flowers up as a last gasp whilst under stress.

    I shall have to wait and hope it recovers.

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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is quite spectacular!
     
  3. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Damn!, I mean.........Damn! I have to have one of these! That's..... Damn!
     
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    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    I love this one! Thank you for sharing! Andy's Orchids has them if you call. :)
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great colors on that one. I hope it survives.

    How bad is the "fragrance"?
     
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    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    After a half hour of googling, it seems that this bugger can grow to be a 'monster' that rambles all over. 8 to 10 inches between each pseudobulb! Still want it...
     
  7. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    After many years growing Bulbophyllums I have become imune to the various levels of odours, yes some are more noteworthy. B.virescens has a distinct fishy odour. When a farmer enters his cow shed does he notice the odour from his cattle waste?.
     
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    Gregg Zollinger Active Member

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    Add that to the signs that someone has orchid fever, they say things like "When a farmer enters his cow shed does he notice the odor from his cattle waste?"
     
  9. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Gregg, I hope its' a fever that will stay with me.