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Bulbophyllum beccarii


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana, Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Borneo
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A large epiphytic orchid, it has a climbing habit. 
Foliage The leaves are leathery, cup-shaped and can grow approximately up to 50cm in length. The leaves are each borne on a a stout, square pseudobulb which are positioned along the stem at 15 to 20cm intervals and shaped such as to catch falling detritus as a source of nutrients. 
Stems The stem is a creeping rhizome which is stout and covered with bristles. 
Flowers The flowers are are on a dense, cylindrical to ball-shaped inflorescence. The flowers have light pink sepals and petals with dark pink flecks and measures 15 to 18mm in width and emitting a pungent smell. 
Habitat It is found growing on large trees in swamp and lowland forests at altitudes of 0 to 600m. 
Cultivation It is best grown under 70% shade and requires a large space for growth. It is best grown mounted on a length of log or tree bark. The plant is unlikely to flower unless large and well-established. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Form
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens
Thematic Landscaping Naturalistic Garden
Usage Hazard - Cons Pungent Scent - Flowers

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Pink, Patterned
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Axillary
Flower Symmetry Bilateral

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Master ID 31735
Species ID 6134
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.