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Bulbophyllum williamsii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by ZWUM, Oct 2, 2012.

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  1. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    We were excited to catch this one today. It's only open for a few hours in the early morning.

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  2. Zack

    Zack Will work for plants Supporting Member

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    So you brought it into the house to enjoy it with your morning tea? Very nice haha
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like the flower. Does it open on subsequent days?
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Awesome!
     
  5. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    It added a nice ambiance to the morning tea ceremony lol. It started opening this morning around 6 am, fully open by 8 and closed by 11:30. I'm fairly certain it was open yesterday as well, but no one was around to see it. It doesn't show any signs of fading yet so hopefully it will open up a few more times. I'll let you know how long it lasts.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nicely done Zach! I wonder what function the opening and closing of the flowers serves in nature.
     
  7. Zack

    Zack Will work for plants Supporting Member

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    My guess is that the flowers of this species close late in the morning to exclude potential pollinators from attempting to pollinate the flower. I suspect that if its flowers were open the whole day, there would be insects that would take the pollinia to flowers of the wrong species.
     
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    Kermie Tadpole Supporting Member

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    Its absolutely stunning so i am very glad you were able to capture it!
     
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    Wow! Fantastic Zach!!!
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    very nice!! act same as elassoglossum or pardalotum so few days or rather mornings ;-)
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Yes! It behaves very much like elsoglossum and pardolatum. It opened for a few day in the morning only. I hope it proves to be as floriferous as the other species!
     
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    How grand to be so small!
     
  13. Vincent Tan

    Vincent Tan New Member

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    Wow :), I have this. I started with a 3 bulb cutting and now it has grown over 9 bulbs. Yet to see a flower though.

    Very nice, now I know that this is a morning flower :)

    Cheers
    Vincent