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Bulbophyllum purpurascens

This is a discussion on Bulbophyllum purpurascens within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Bulbophyllum purpurascens A species found on Borneo lowland and lower montane forests. This specimen has ...

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    Default Bulbophyllum purpurascens

    Bulbophyllum purpurascens

    A species found on Borneo lowland and lower montane forests. This specimen has established itself for few years on a tree trunks in our garden. Note the purple underside of it's leaves.
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    Beautiful.So that's where it got its name - from the underside of the leaves.Thanks for sharing.

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    VERY GOOD specimen .. congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by raindeepak4u View Post
    VERY GOOD specimen .. congrats
    The veins in the middle on the topside is purple too...

    Vincent

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    Thanks guys. When I first saw it's flowers , was windering why it is called purpurascens yet the flowers is yellowish. Good spot Vincent on it's purple veins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Beautiful.So that's where it got its name - from the underside of the leaves.
    I also had wondered.

    VERY well grown plant! (And I love the view of the surf from where you are!)

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    Thanks Pavel, The 'surf' is actaully the mist early in the morning down at the valley .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Borneo View Post
    Thanks guys. When I first saw it's flowers , was windering why it is called purpurascens yet the flowers is yellowish. Good spot Vincent on it's purple veins.
    Yeah, mine has a distinct purple vein and even the topside has a hue of purple.

    I am wondering if there are any bulbophyllum with purple hued leaves. I have a NOID that has the same purplish underside and purplish hue on the topside but the leaves are about 6-8 inches long.

    Vincent

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    Mabuhay!

    I guess..i'm a closeted bulbo fanatic. I love bulbos. thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by siaogu View Post
    Yeah, mine has a distinct purple vein and even the topside has a hue of purple.

    I am wondering if there are any bulbophyllum with purple hued leaves. I have a NOID that has the same purplish underside and purplish hue on the topside but the leaves are about 6-8 inches long.

    Vincent
    hi,
    yes, we have a similar looking bulbo nutans, also reddish/purple leaves and sometimes pbulbs as well.

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