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Bulbophyllum mastersianum


Bulbophyllum mastersianum (Rolfe) J.J.Sm.

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
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Vietnam, Borneo and Maluku. 
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A sympodial epiphyte, it has a creeping growth form. 
Flowers The flowers are held in umbels of 6 to 8 flowers. The flower have deep yellow sepals and maroon coloured petals. The flower lip is maroon, fleshy and recurved. The flowers measure about 4cm long. 
Cultivation It is best grown under partial shade, on freely draining growing media in a humid area.

Landscaping Features

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

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) Yellow / Golden
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Axillary
Flower Symmetry Bilateral
Inflorescence Type Umbel

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Master ID 32066
Species ID 6471
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.