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Bulbophyllum fritillariiflorum (?)

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    First time bloomer. I bought it as Bulbo. arfakianum but few Bulbophyllum nuts say it is Bulbo. fritillariiflorum.
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    Wont be able to help but I love it... its one for the wishlist.

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    I think your plant looks more like Bulbophyllum fritilariiflorum. I have the pictures of these 2 plants taken from a reputable nursery.


    Bulbophyllum fritilariiflorum


    Bulbophyllum arfakianum

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    Vincent, I think your first photo is of Bulbo. arfakianum and the flower on second photo is way too old to figure out what it is. Thanks though.

    I would love to hear what Jim Cootes will say about this one. TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-19951 View Post
    Vincent, I think your first photo is of Bulbo. arfakianum and the flower on second photo is way too old to figure out what it is. Thanks though.

    I would love to hear what Jim Cootes will say about this one. TIA
    hmmm, alright, well, those flowers are taken with tags to the plants...

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    Quote Originally Posted by siaogu View Post
    hmmm, alright, well, those flowers are taken with tags to the plants...
    That doesn't mean the ID is correct. My plant came from one of the best species growers in U.S. and it was mislabeled(at least few Bulbo. nuts think so).

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    Hi Tom,

    I am inclined to think that your plant is Bulbophyllum fritillariiflorum. The members of the section Hyalosema, to which this species belongs, are very confused and poorly known, and there are many mis-applied names.

    All the best,

    Jim Cootes

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    Hi Jim, thank you very much for your input and that is enough for me to label it as Bulbo. fritillariiflorum. Thanks again.

    Tom

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    Lovely bulbo and great photo!

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    superb markings on this one, love it!

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