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Wanted Bulbophyllum beccarii or Bulbophyllum echinolabium

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Bulbophyllum beccarii seems like the rarest orchid ever 😉. Does anyone know were people sell them. Orchid nurseries seem to have them in private collections but no one sells them. I probably couldn't grow it but it just interests me: plus the plant it huge. Also who sells Bulbophyllum echinolabium. Thanks and happy growing
 
Just be patient & watch the major nurseries & ebay. They'll pop up eventually; these things come in waves. All that said... are you SURE you want these species lol?
 
Echinolabium is pretty cool - massively tall flower, bad smelling, attracts flies like other bad smelling things, what's not to like.

That said, I got mine from Carter and Holmes, more than a decade ago.
 
Interestingly, I have come across grexes of echinolabium that smelled like freshly cut aromatic cedar. Very pleasant.
 
Bulbophyllum beccarii seems like the rarest orchid ever 😉. Does anyone know were people sell them. Orchid nurseries seem to have them in private collections but no one sells them. I probably couldn't grow it but it just interests me: plus the plant it huge. Also who sells Bulbophyllum echinolabium. Thanks and happy growing
The big problem with beccarii is its growth habit, it takes up a lot of room and most growers can’t afford to keep a whole crop of them. We have tried selfing ours on three different occasions with no luck, so it also may be self incompatible. We do have a number of hybrids on the way with it though.
As for echinolabium - give us another year or less and you’ll have at least one source for nice echinolabium 😉
 
The big problem with beccarii is its growth habit, it takes up a lot of room and most growers can’t afford to keep a whole crop of them. We have tried selfing ours on three different occasions with no luck, so it also may be self incompatible. We do have a number of hybrids on the way with it though.
As for echinolabium - give us another year or less and you’ll have at least one source for nice echinolabium 😉
Nice 😃
 
Bulbophyllum beccarii always comes as wild collected plants, more or less established. Some restart as tiny plants with 8-15cm leaves and are sold as ' young plants', but strangely, aside from hybrids, I have never seen or heard of any seed grown beccarii anywhere...
 

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