Bulbophyllum hirundinis ‘FireStarter’

Slippertalk Orchid Forum

Help Support Slippertalk Orchid Forum:

This site may earn a commission from merchant affiliate links, including eBay, Amazon, and others.
Thanks, I love this tank because it’s like a mini fairyland.

I don’t smell any fragrance. I checked online and there’s no mention of any putrid aroma. Lucky me lol.
Congrats, Leslie! It's adorable...and those colours are to die for!

PS. Bulbos have, I think, a much worse press, than they deserve! Some of them have a horrible, putrid stench (as in f.ex. B. phalaenopsis or B. echinolabium) - I gather these are flypolinated and probably for the flies, it's a wonderful scent?
Most I've encountered had a neutral scent - and some a lovely fragrance (f.ex, B. ambrosia - hence the name, B. dearei and B. lobbii).

Pps. Your terrarium looks like a very nice landscape en miniature!
Thanks all.

As the group with the most species in any genera, more than 1300 (or more), Bulbophyllums have the best and worst of flowers.... from miniatures to giants, from sweet fragrances to decaying corpses, from standard innocent flowers to the absurd.... there’s something for everyone!

Jens, I created this tank to remind me of the enchanted orchid forest that one chances upon in a lovely hike. A fortuitous encounter, right inside my home!