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Orchid Species: Bulbophyllum lobbii

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Bulbophyllum lobbii is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1847.
Genus
Bulbophyllum (Bulb.)
Grex
lobbii
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1847
ORIGIN: From Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines at altitudes of 200 to 2000 meters in lowland and montane forests on trunks and main branches of trees.

DESCRIPTION: This unifoliate, small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic species has well spaced pseudobulbs with a persistent sheath that split into yellow fibers and carries a single, apical, leathery leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 6 [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that arises from a node on the rhizome. The large, fragrant, single flower arising on each new pseudobulb is held at mid leaf.

FLOWER SIZE: 3-4 Across inches [7.5 to 10 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb bataanense 1905 Ames
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb sumatranum 1996 Garay
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb siamense 1867 Rchb.f.
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb henshallii 1852 (Henfr.) Lindl.
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb polystictum 1909 Schltr.
Add+ Sestochilos Sestochilos uniflorum 1828 Breda
Add+ Sarcobodium Sarcobodium lobbii 1854 (Lindl.) Beer
Add+ Sarcopodium Spd lobbii 1851 (Lindl.) Lindl. & Paxton
Add+ Phyllorkis Phyllorkis lobbii 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Bulb. lobbii 'Kathy's Gold' (5 awards from 1988 to 2003) Bulb. lobbii 'Peter' (3 awards from 2015 to 2017) Bulb. lobbii 'Cass Lake' (3 awards from 1967 to 1990) Bulb. lobbii 'Lenny' (2 awards from 2011 to 2014) Bulb. lobbii 'A-doribil' (2 awards from 2006 to 2011) Bulb. lobbii 'Gitti' (2 awards in 2011) Bulb. lobbii 'Murph' (2 awards in 2010) Bulb. lobbii 'Greenbank' (2 awards in 2009) Bulb. lobbii 'Erin' (2 awards in 2007) Bulb. lobbii 'Howzat' (2 awards in 2005) Bulb. lobbii 'Parkside Gold' (2 awards in 2003) Bulb. lobbii 'Wag Arrow' (2 awards in 2003) Bulb. lobbii 'Caramel Sundae' (2 awards in 1997) Bulb. lobbii 'Olga Gurel' (2017) Bulb. lobbii 'Golden Catapult' (2017) Bulb. lobbii 'Maile Mari' (2017) Bulb. lobbii 'Irma's Baby' (2014) Bulb. lobbii 'Louisiana' (2013) Bulb. lobbii 'Maku'u Brudda' (2012) Bulb. lobbii 'Whisper Paisley Laura Grace' (2012)
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