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Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Podochilaeae
SubTribe: Bulbophyllinae
Genus: Bulbophyllum
Species: Bulb. phalaenopsis
Binomial name
Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis
J.J. Sm. 1937

Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis is a species in the genus Bulbophyllum found in Asia.


Plants blooms at any time of the year with many flowers. Flowers have a carrion smell, which attract flies for pollination. This grows to one of the largest orchids with heavy leaves growing to 5 feet and more.


Plants are found in New Guinea at elevations below 500 meters


Keep plant in warm temperatures. Keep moist in summer seasons and do not allow mix to dry, in winter keep the mix slight dry and reduce watering. Keep good air movement to avoid fungal growth. Keep plants in shade. Pot plants in sphagnum moss, fine bark, or mounted.


Bulbophyllum macrobulbon (Schlechter 1912) is the section. NOT to be confused with any Phalaenopsis "moth orchids."