Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Bulbophyllum virescens

Bulbophyllum virescens

The plant has a 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. This lowland orchids is widely found in Malaysian jungles, normally near riverbanks, on top of rock boulders, under canpoies, with 60 % light penetration.

The flowers give strong smell resembling 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.

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