Bulbophyllum flabellum-veneris: Venus Fan Orchid

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Bulbophyllum flabellum-veneris is a species of orchid in the genus Bulbophyllum. Flower Size 1″ [2.5 cm]

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Found in India, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia in semi-deciduous and evergreen forests on mossy rocks and tree bases at elevations of 300 to 1,100 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a woody rhizome and 2″ between each conical, unevenly 5 angled, shiny pale green pseudobulbs carrying a single petiolate base leaf that blooms on 2 to 3 shiny purple inflorescence with 3 tubular reddish brown floral bracts all holding the 11 to 13 flowers above the leaf and held in an umbel.

Photos: Orchid Display HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: www.orchidspecies.com

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