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Finally bloomed after 3 years of waiting!

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    Default Finally bloomed after 3 years of waiting!

    One of my bulbophyllums has finally successfully bloomed after 3 years! Four spikes in total and this is the first one to open. If anyone can help identify it, that would be great!

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    Sorry can't help with the id but love the intense color on this one.
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    Well worth the wait--good one.

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    Looks like a Cirrhopetalum

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    The flowers perfectly arced....always an eye catching orchid. Very pretty, sorry I wish I could help you with the name but I have little experience with this group.

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    Very pretty blooms!

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    Thanks everyone for your comments! Sddivey, could you help me to understand the difference between a Cirrhopetalum and a Bulbophyllum?

    Here are more shot of it's evolution...
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    And a shot of the whole plant
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    Strange, exotic, beautiful.

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    I'm fascinated by it's intricate parts... the shiny black bits (labellum?) bob around independently of the rest of the flower and now it seems they also open up!

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    It is a lovely plant and bloom!!

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