bulbophyllum graveolens vera cruz hcc/aos

orchidnickJune 8, 2014

A robust large Bulbo from New Guinea warm grower keep it quite wet. Has a large umbrel of flowers, each a little more than 2" in size, the umbrel is 8" across. There is a tag in the lower left corner for size comparison.

Nick

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orchidnick

This flower took over one month to develop, there are 5 more buds forming which will be far behind the first one but should all bloom at the same time.

Nick

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 5:08PM
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orchidnick

A close up of a flower.

Nick

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 5:11PM
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Side view.

Nick

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 5:14PM
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The flower is held high on a 10" strong stalk that does not need staking.

Nick

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 5:15PM
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orchidnick

This is a sizable plant that requires a little room, that's a 10" shallow pot it's sitting in. I got a cutting from Howard Gunn 5 years ago, first bloom. If you buy small plants, patience is a must.

Nick

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 5:20PM
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tucker_sp(Z4 MN)

Wow - I really like the look of that one. Unfortunately, my conditions run a bit cool for most Bulbos, and the humidity can get a bit low in midwinter as well, so I've never experimented much with them.

Tucker

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 5:30PM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Love your presentation. Your photos are so clear. Lovely plant.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 7:43AM
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orchidnick

A better look at the umbrel.

Nick

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 12:50AM
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orchidnick

It's hard not to photograph this one. Can't wait when there are 5 umbrels open.

Nick

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 12:51AM
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