Bulbophyllum phaelanopsis 'Zuma Canyon' AM/AOS
This is the yet unopened flower of this plant. Couldn't help posting it, can you imagine waking up in the middle of the night and having that thing in your face, or even in your dream? This is one of the six macrobulbons from the Bulbophyllum group . Leaves can get up to 6' long, mine is just a youngster. Bulbo fletcherianum has similar leaves but the flowers are devoid of the little yellow appendages. I guess they are supposed to look like little maggots and along with the enchanting aroma of rotten flesh attract the pollinating flies.