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Stinking Bulbophyllum Bulbophyllum appendiculatum

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Phonetic Spelling
bulb-oh-FY-lum a-pen-dik-yoo-LAY-tum
Description

Old World Orchid is a small epiphytic orchid native to the Himalayan mountains, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.  It is sometimes called Stinking Bulbophyllum because its showy flowers have an unpleasant fragrance though it is difficult to detect unless you are up close.  It needs high humidity and indirect light to thrive.  

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Tags:
#malodorous#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
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Tags:
#malodorous#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Bulbophyllum
    Species:
    appendiculatum
    Family:
    Orchidaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Epiphyte
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Flower Description:
    Showy flowers pink with purple veins have a musky fragrance but you have to be up close to smell it.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No