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A picture of a Bulbophyllum

Bulbophyllum

Bulbophyllum spp.

Bulbophyllum echinolabium - Flickr 003 by Elena Gaillard (CC BY 2.0)

Flowering

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    Bulbophyllum pecten-veneris Orchi 44

    Overview

    Bulbophyllum is a huge genus containing approximately 1,884 epiphytic orchid species with creeping rhizomes, 3-5 angled pseudobulbs and fleshy, leathery foliage. Epiphytic species grow without the need for soil substrate and this genus also contains lithophytes; these plants grow without soil on or in rocks. This is the largest genus in the orchid family, Orchidaceae and features a wide range of diverse flower shapes and colours.