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Bulbophyllum flabellum-veneris


Bulbophyllum flabellum-veneris (J.Koenig) Aver.

Family Name: Orchidaceae


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

Classifications and Characteristics

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


Native Distribution Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, the Moluccas Islands and the Andaman Islands. 
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Native to Singapore (Critically Endangered (CR))

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A sympodial epiphyte, ir has a creeping growth form. 
Foliage The leaves are oblong and bilobed with obtuse leaf tips. The leaves are borne on pseudobulbs which are unevenly five-angled and are obliquely ovoid. 
Flowers The flower inflorescence originates from the base of the pseudobulbs. Each inflorescence can bear 11 to 13 flowers. The dorsal sepal is ovate-triangular in shape and is ciliate. lateral sepals are lanceolate in shape and are red in colour. The petals are lanceolate and ciliate. The flower lip is recurved and fleshy. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens
Thematic Landscaping Naturalistic Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Seed, Division

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Master ID 31800
Species ID 6200
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2022.