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Bulbophyllum antenniferum (Lindl.) Rchb.f.

Family Name: Orchidaceae
Semi Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Epiphyte


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 Thailand, Borneo, Jawa, Malaya, Philippines, Sulawesi, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form An epiphyte with a sympodial growth form and can grow up to 15cm tall. 
Flowers The flowers are held on single-flowered inflorescences and measure between 45 - 85mm long. The sepals are much larger than the petals and are purple-red on the outer surface. The dorsal sepal has transulcent 'windows'. The petals are small and ovate, tapering off into setiform tips. Flower colour varies within the species. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

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

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Purple, Yellow / Golden
Flower Location Axillary
Flower Symmetry Bilateral

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Master ID 32075
Species ID 6480
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.