Bulbophyllum auratum Ridl. 1861 Cirrhopetalum auratum


Bulbophyllum auratum (Lindl.) Ridl. 1861 was primaryly described by Sir John Lindley as Cirrhopetalum auratum Lindl. 1840, which is still used as a synonym. The epiphytic growing Bulbophyllum auratum miniature orchid species is native to India (Sikkim), Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.The spectacular, fragrant flowers get a length of just about 1,5 cm.Flowering period: June - October. Bulbophyllum auratum orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical orchid requires warm - hot temperatures, a shady location and good air movement to avoid fungal infections. In summer plants want to be kept humid, but not wet, the potting medium shouldn´t dry out. During the winter rest waterings should be restricted, the potting medium should slightly dry out.

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Image: Bulbophyllum auratum (Lindl.) Ridl. 1861
Synonym: Cirrhopetalum auratum Lindl. 1840
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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Katrin H. August 20, 2010 at 15:00

Die Blume sieht fantastisch aus. und das Bild ist einfach faszinierend Mein Kompliment!

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