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Bulbophyllum papulosum

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    Default Bulbophyllum papulosum

    Got this one just last week, Wally made the ID himself and at the same time offered me a
    challenge to sniff it, so I did, Big mistake... while the flowers is very attractive the fragrance
    of this one is so foul I dont even know how to describe it, this has got to be the stinkiest
    orchid I've ever smelt. Which worries me now, since I have a Amorphophallus too.
    But I bought it anyways since its hard to let go of a beautiful stinky orchid.

    When we got home, I asked the wife if she could smell it, but she declined, so I decided to
    take another sniff at it, and boy its stinkier this time than the first... I almost vomited
    since it kinda left a foul taste in my mouth.... but still it gets special treatment for being
    Mr. Stinky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delphiguy View Post
    I almost vomited since it kinda left a foul taste in my mouth.... but still it gets special treatment for being Mr. Stinky.
    WOW...despite the beauty of this flower the description of it would really make me think twice before getting it. very dark colored and interesting lip.

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    a stinking beauty, love it!!!

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    Great shots, Randy!!! Glad I can enjoy the beauty without having to endure the stink.LOL

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    Randy, would you have a plant shot, pls?

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    Now I am inclined to get this plant and make a hybrid of it, imagine crossing this with echinolabium and then cross it again with becarrii.....absolutely delightful!!

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    Thanks for looking guys...

    Ron, unfortunately I am unable to take a photo of the plant... I'll see if I can take a photo of it tomorrow.

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    Hehe, I know what are you talking about
    Some time ago I bought Bulbophyllum nymphopolitanum which is flowering right now, and honestly, until now I thought Bulbophyllum carunculatum is a stinker, but this one....oh my....given that these stinkers are extremely beautiful, I think we should forgive this unpleasant smell
    This one Randy is so beautiful, I like the texture look on that lip.

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    So cool! That red 'tongue' looks like it would be stinky. hahah... Beautiful orchid bloom though!!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Attached is the photo of the plant. There is another bud forming, another stinker
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