Bulbophyllum mastersianum J.J.Sm. 1912


Bulbophyllum mastersianum (Rolfe) J.J.Sm. 1912, a small epiphytic orchid species, native to Vietnam, Borneo (Indonesia)and the Maluku Islands (Indonesia), has been primarily described in 1890 by the British botanist Robert Allen Rolfe as Cirrhopetalum mastersianum. The outstanding flowers, which are fan-like arranged, get a length up to 5 cm. Flowering period: Spring - Summer. Bulbophyllum mastersianumorchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical orchid requires intermediate – hot temperatures, a shady location and a good air movement to avoid fungal infections. Plants should be kept humid, but not wet.

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Image: Bulbophyllum mastersianum (Rolfe) J.J.Sm. 1912
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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