Tuesday, March 04, 2008

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 http://oapm.proboards52.com/index.cgi

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