Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bulbophyllum biflorum

Bulbophyllum biflorum

Found this orchids in Camera Highlands, being sold by Orang Asli.Normally found on tree trunks in shady forest between 700 meter up to 1000 meter. A
miniature sized, warm to hot growing epiphytic species with ovate, strongly 4 angled, yellow pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, thin, oblong, apically blunt, shortly petiolate leaves that blooms on a basal, thin, wiry, semi-pendulous, 2 3/4" to 4.1" [7 to 11 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying scented flowers.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Bulbophyllum pileatum

An epiphytic species normally found up to 1000 meters in mountain of Borneo, but in Malaysia, normally found from sea-level up to 200 meters. In on of the state in Malaysia, Johore, this species is widely found in swamp forest. The flower is single with normal size about 3 cm with dull yellow.

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Friday, March 7, 2008

Coelogyne rochussenii

Coelogyne rochussenii
Widely distributed in Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (East & West Coasts), Java (West), Borneo (Kalimantan, Sarawak, Sabah, Brunei), Philippines, Sulawesi (Minahassa), Maluku A lowland orchids and normalyy found near riverbanks where the Altitude: Sea Level - 1500m.

The Pseudobulbs is close together to a few cm apart, appr 15 x 2 cm, 2 leaves appr 27 x 6 cm
Picture courtesy of khairimd

Bulbophyllum lobii - the flower

Bulbophyllum lobii - the flower....

One of many species that is widely found in Malaysia and also neighboring countries, such as Sumatra, Java and Borneo in primary forest and humid places, between 600 - 2000m above sea level.

Briefly the plant pseudobulbs is placed 3cm or more apart on the creeping rhizome, 3-4 x 2.5cm, smooth an round when young, slightly flattened. Whereas the leaves are broadly lanceolate, about 20-25 x 6-12cm.

The flower inflorescences arised from it rhizome, penducle and pedicel together 20cm or more long, each bearing single flower, with 6 - 8cm broad, yellow, striped and flushed red


This species varies very much throughout its range, in particular in coloring and the petal length.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Bulbophyllum cameronense

The name will lead to a highland in Malaysia, the Cameron Highlands,... thus Bulbophyllum cameronense, is where this orchids is commonly found.

Still remember back in 2006, I managed to buy some plant and till todate, still not managed to grow it.
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Bulbophyllum purpurecense

I have once found this Bulbophyllum purpurecense on tp of rock boulders, where it is being exposed by 100 % sun, sugesting that this species is quite robust.

The plant is slightly similar to bulbophyllum vaginatum, with some exception, ie the plant has slight trail of purplish color either on the leaf or the bulbs. Suggesting that the name is purpurecense.

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Coelygyne pandurata

A lovely showy lowland orchids which is widely found in Malaysia, the Coelygyne pandurata orchids. It has a 2-leaved slender leaves coming out from a thin psudobulb. The inflorescenes normally 30 t0 40 cm in length where each flowers can grow up to 7cm across.

It has a lip with a black central patch and prominent white warts character.

Picture courtesy of orchid_trekker at

Bulbophyllum patens

Bulbophyllum patens is another widely found lowland orchids in Malaysia. An epiphyte orchids normally found on tree barks. Unfortunatelt, until todate I havent have the opportunities to see in in situ. Normally the in situ situation is at the roadside stalls operated by the aborigines.

The single lightly scented flowers have a straight lip that is highly mobile, where this on of many reason the flowers will get easily pollinated by insects.

The bulb to the end of leaf normally around 15 cm with stiff leaf. A hot growing species that requires, hot conditions, shade, frequent waterings and fertilizings as well as high humidity.

Pictures and plants and flower.... courtesy from orchid_trekker

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Bulbophyllum virescens -

Bulbophyllum virescens -

The plant has long and slender psudobulb, whereas the leave is soft and big. Normally found around waterfalls areas on top of rock boulders, covered with dead leaves and damp areas. Another lolwland orchids that can be found in Malaysia. The flowers give a very smelly similar tor dried fish or "ikan masin"

The plant in hand !...

The flower..

Note some insects, attracted to the smell, just another way to do the pollinations.

Remarks : Remarkable pictures of a remarkable species taken in-situ courtesy of Saiful.

Bulbophyllum gracillimum

Bulbophyllum gracillimum is a lowland orchids commonly found in Malaysian jungles. In on of my trip to Pahang, a state in Malaysia, this species were found growing in rubber plantations. Trees upon trees, this species were growing.

Luckily, the plantations owner was not keen on this plant, but rather keen on the rubber its self!.

The flower is long and slender, while the plant it self looks more to bulbophyllum vaginatum?... dont think so!..

The flower courtesy of TheOman from

Bulbophylum lasianthum - the flower.

Bulbophylum lasianthum - the flower.

Bulbophyllum lasianthum orchids is one of the largest type of bulbophylum species in Malaysia. The leaves can reach up to 2 feets, and normally found on top of rock boulders under tree shades, beside river banks.

The flowers emit a strong stench , similar to dried fish or 'ikan masin' as called by the locals. Interesting?... well it depends...

Picture courtesy of TheOman and Pictures from

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Bulbophyllum lobbii

Bulbophyllum lobbii found in one of my visit to a waterfalls in Selangor. Eventhough it is a common lowland orchids, finding it in situ is quite challenging.

Unfortunately, till to date, the plant simply refused to flower.Shall the medium be replaced or need to give the correct fertiliser?.

Noticed the bulb which is smooth and little bit hairy?

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Bulbophyllum lasianthum

Bulbophyllum lasianthum orchids is one of the largest type of bulbophylum species in Malaysia. The leaves can reach up to 2 feets, and normally found on top of rock boulders under tree shades, beside river banks.

The flowers emit a strong stench , similar to dried fish or 'ikan masin' as called by the locals.

In one of my trips to a famous recreation area in Pahang, this bulbophyllum was found almost every where, either on the ground, on tree trunks and also on top of rock boulders, where, mostly, the area is shaded from direct sunlight. Where, the flowers is emitting a strong stench, finding it will not be so difficult.

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Bulbophyllum lilacinum

Found this orchids while in Langkawi Island, up north of Malaysia, just near sea side, on tree branches.

A medium sized orchids, with smooth pseudobulb and single leaf.

Another images can be found here

Aerides odorata orchids - the plant

Aerides odorata orchids which is commonly available in Malaysian jungle, normaly nearby waterfalls.