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    Default Bulbophyllum corolliferum?

    Some said Bulbophyllum corolliferum but I personally disagree with the morphology of the flowers itself and the flowers relatively bigger than the above species, when come to flava actually very difficult to differentiate. Maybe bulbo expert will tell us.
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    These types always remind me of crabs or spiders. The funny little stance both do and the many eyes. Very pretty, Zain.

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    Such beautiful blooms. I love the close up photos. I thought the bulbo flower group was huge until the final photo. Good photography!!

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    Superficially, I would expect corolliferum to have shorter flowers with the ends of the sepals more rounded and less pointed. I can't tell if these flowers have the small drops of moisture typical of corolliferum.

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    Great photos! By memory it looks much like one I used to have that was sold to me under a bogus name but that I eventually decided (perhaps wrongly) was likely auratum f. flavum. I should have some pictures on my backup drive, I'll see if I can find them to post for comparison. I agree on the difficulty of ID, though, I find a lot of these small cirrhopetaloids very hard to tell apart from each other and as you said the flavum forms are even trickier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    These types always remind me of crabs or spiders. The funny little stance both do and the many eyes. Very pretty, Zain.
    Thanks Cathy remind me hermit crabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Saar View Post
    Superficially, I would expect corolliferum to have shorter flowers with the ends of the sepals more rounded and less pointed. I can't tell if these flowers have the small drops of moisture typical of corolliferum.
    Hi Michael I checked already no moisture at all, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnathaniel View Post
    Great photos! By memory it looks much like one I used to have that was sold to me under a bogus name but that I eventually decided (perhaps wrongly) was likely auratum f. flavum. I should have some pictures on my backup drive, I'll see if I can find them to post for comparison. I agree on the difficulty of ID, though, I find a lot of these small cirrhopetaloids very hard to tell apart from each other and as you said the flavum forms are even trickier...
    Thanks Nat would be very happy if you can attach the photo for the comparison.

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    Finally located the pictures of what I was calling Bulb. auratum f. flavum, sorry it took so long! Unfortunately both my plants are now dead, the one photographed here from neglect and fungal infection during a period while I was recuperating from an injury a couple of years ago. This was a very prolific bloomer and the flowers smelled of either feces or naphthalene/mothballs (thankfully only up very close). Interestingly, among the 10 or so people who participated in 'bioassays' of the smell, men universally tended to perceive it as mothballs and women as feces...

    As can be seen in the 2nd photo the sepals did exude sticky drops, and on a couple of occasions I noticed fruit flies that had gotten stuck and died thereon. There were also some small red dots in the throat, as far as I saw the only color besides yellow present in the flowers. From memory and photos: sepals were 1.5-2 cm long, pseudobulbs 1-1.5 cm long and longer than wide; leaf+pseudobulb length was generally 6-10 cm and the plant habit was very compact, only slightly more rambling than Bulb. pecten-veneris.

    Edit to add: proportionally my plant looked very similar to the one in your pictures, Zain. It came from a Bulbo-heavy US vendor who I think imported it from a Bulbo-heavy Malaysian vendor. It had a seemingly incorrect name when I got it, but the flowers exactly matched another plant labeled auratum f. flavum, which came from the same Malaysian nursery through a different US vendor/importer. That's pretty much my only basis for the name, as you said this group is tricky to differentiate and the flavum types even more so...


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    Quote Originally Posted by gnathaniel View Post
    Finally located the pictures of what I was calling Bulb. auratum f. flavum, sorry it took so long! Unfortunately both my plants are now dead, the one photographed here from neglect and fungal infection during a period while I was recuperating from an injury a couple of years ago. This was a very prolific bloomer and the flowers smelled of either feces or naphthalene/mothballs (thankfully only up very close). Interestingly, among the 10 or so people who participated in 'bioassays' of the smell, men universally tended to perceive it as mothballs and women as feces...

    As can be seen in the 2nd photo the sepals did exude sticky drops, and on a couple of occasions I noticed fruit flies that had gotten stuck and died thereon. There were also some small red dots in the throat, as far as I saw the only color besides yellow present in the flowers. From memory and photos: sepals were 1.5-2 cm long, pseudobulbs 1-1.5 cm long and longer than wide; leaf+pseudobulb length was generally 6-10 cm and the plant habit was very compact, only slightly more rambling than Bulb. pecten-veneris.

    Edit to add: proportionally my plant looked very similar to the one in your pictures, Zain. It came from a Bulbo-heavy US vendor who I think imported it from a Bulbo-heavy Malaysian vendor. It had a seemingly incorrect name when I got it, but the flowers exactly matched another plant labeled auratum f. flavum, which came from the same Malaysian nursery through a different US vendor/importer. That's pretty much my only basis for the name, as you said this group is tricky to differentiate and the flavum types even more so...


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    Hi Nat thanks for the photos very beautiful indeed yours almost identical with mine I saw one of my friend B.auratum the color slightly pale yellow the petals even longer than the above flowers and underneath the sepals very sticky one day if it's happen again I will take the photo to share it.If you leave very close to me I can mail few bulbs for you.he.he.

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