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Bulbophyllum vaginatum

This is a discussion on Bulbophyllum vaginatum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I suppose this is in the same group as B.medusae - the famously stinking orchid ...

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    Default Bulbophyllum vaginatum

    I suppose this is in the same group as B.medusae - the famously stinking orchid , but this one is quite innocuous - so obviously not pollinated by carrion flies. Like most of the smaller bulbed bulbophyllums, makes a nice specimen plant in a few years, given the usual tlc , although I find that most of them do not give commensurate results if allowed to grow too big. My Elizabeth Ann 'Bucklebury' FCC regularly had a dozen spikes when it lived in a 10 inch plant saucer, but by the time it was up to a 15 inch one ( and getting seriously heavy) it always seemed to have one or two spikes but never more than half a dozen at a time - eventually I split it up, kept half a dozen 6 inch pots to start again, and took a sackful of 3 or 4 bulb pieces along to my orchid society and said - "help yourself" ( too many to think of selling, or puttingin the annual auction) - but I gained a quite a lot of new friends the night I did that...
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    p.s. That is a seven inch pan - eight spikes.

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    Pretty neat Thanks for sharing!

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    Goodness, they look almost like heads of grain!

    Your story almost makes me want to move to jolly old England so I can join your orchid society. If only it wasn't so cold up there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    p.s. That is a seven inch pan - eight spikes.
    WOW! That is amazing. What a beautiful orchid specimen.

    Cheers,
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