This Bulbophyllum species is abundant where it occurs and found throughout Asia. As indicated by its species name, it is a fragrant bloomer! (rare for a Bulbophyllum). It likes shady conditions, with a few hours of good sun at most. Like most Bulbophyllums, it does well in terrarium conditions.
In the early 90’s I was lucky enough to import a plant from Wolfgang Bandisch who owned Sogeri Orchids in PNG. It was originally identified as Bulbophyllum adenambon, but this name was later put into synonymy with B. quadrangulare. The few photos of B. quadrangulare shows a flower with lateral sepals in yellow to orange with basal red striping. It also has a dorsal sepal that approaches white, again with some red stripes. The plant that I received has flowers the most beautiful red to […]
This small statured, small flowered Bulbophyllum in the section Sestochilos is fairly widespread in distribution, but you don’t see it much in cultivation. It occurs in Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Southern China, and Vietnam. My particular plant I believe came from Vietnam over a decade ago and in that time has never gotten over 3.5″ tall. The few photos that I have seen of this species shows a plant quite a bit larger. I don’t know if it is my particular clone or if […]
The beautiful Bulbophyllum chimaera from New Guinea is in the section Schistopetalum. A characteristic of this section, while not readily seen with a casual glance, are the fanciful petals. This photo does not show it clearly, but if you squint, you can see traces of it. The growth habit is also very interesting with the small pseudobulbs and the overlapping almost shingle like leaves. For a Bulbophyllum, it is quite pleurothallid-like in plant and flower.