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The Elongated Bulbophyllum

Bulbophyllum elongatum


large, epiphytic orchid, pretty sure about the species


montane rainforest, 800m


This was the first orchid (of five) I spotted in the mountains near Pensiangan. I was so happy to look up and find this one blooming just above. Most of the orchids I spot are small or have very small flowers, usually less than 1cm. It was really special to spot one this large in full bloom.

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dandoucette 5 years ago

Thanks Matti, I hear you about being cautious but the description and photos seems to be a really good match. Thanks Chun, the diversity of orchids is truly astounding.

MattiNiissalo 5 years ago

I'm not sure if this is correctly identified, but it seems fairly similar to Bulbophyllum elongatum: http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchidtalk.... Of course, Bulbophyllum is an enormous genus, so proceed with caution =)

ChunXingWong 5 years ago

Such an unusual and beautiful orchid plant.
The ways the flowers are arranged are truly mesmerizing.

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Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 4.54, Long: 116.60

Spotted on Feb 27, 2014
Submitted on Mar 30, 2014

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