Bulbophyllum is one of the largest genera in the orchid family Orchidaceae. With more than 2,000 species, it is also one of the largest genera of flowering plants, exceeded only by Astragalus.[2] This genus is abbreviated in the trade journals as Bulb. It is found throughout most of the warmer parts of the world: Africa, southern Asia, Latin America, the West Indies, and various islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.[1]



  1. Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. David G. Frodin (2004). "History and concepts of big plant genera". Taxon 53 (3): 753–776. doi:10.2307/4135449. JSTOR 4135449.


  • J.J. Vermeulen : Orchid Monographs Vol. 7 (1993), A taxonomic revision of Bulbophyllum, sections Adelopetalum, Lepanthanthe, Macrouris, Pelma, Peltopus, and Uncifera (Orchidaceae). iv + 324 pp., 25 text-figs. + 116 full-page line drawings, 6 pp. colour plates. ISBN 90-71236-17-X
  • Siegerist E.S.: - Bulbophyllums and their allies Timber Press, 2001, 77 colour photos, 296 pp ISBN 0-88192-506-3 - devoted solely to Bulbophyllums, it is an introductory guide for amateur and advanced orchid growers.

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Wednesday, 09 December 2015 07:00

Bulbophyllum scaberulum

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moderate to bright light
allow to dry between watering
50% is optimum
warm temperature tolerant
blooms in February




Karen O. exhibited her Bulbophyllum scaberulum var. scaberulum and was awarded a CBR /AOS for her efforts.  She named her Bulb. scaberulum 'Karen's Oddity'. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 17:12

Bulbophyllum - An Introduction

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Bulbophyllum smitinandii



The full text from Wikipedia and Orchidswiki can be found on this article along with additional external links for more information on Bulbophyllums.




Tuesday, 15 September 2015 19:16

Bulbophyllum Culture

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From Greek Bulbos Bulb and phyllon leaf

Bulbophyllum ( Bulbos ) is a pantropical genus centered in southeast asia, spreading east to New Guinea and Australia, west through India, Africa into the tropical areas of the Americas, including the southern tip of Florida. The largest number of Bulbophyllums are found in the Far East. New Guinea has recorded over 700 distinct species within its borders.


Tuesday, 15 September 2015 15:25

Bulbophyllum dearii

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Light Low-Medium, bright, but not direct
Temperature Intermediate-Warm, protect from frost
Humidity Summer - increase.  Winter - decrease, allowing medium to almost dry, keep air moving
Bloom Season Spring-Summer-Fall
Color Purple, Red, Yellow


 Small flower (1 or 2 per bulb) with a slight sweet fragrance