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Old 05-13-2018, 12:59 AM
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My camera isn't good enough to capture the details.
The balloon like structure is ~23mm
The beadlike flowers are ~2.3mm and the lip is articulated!


Can't take credit, acquired this past February.
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Very unusual, do you know what purpose the "balloon" serves?
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:37 AM
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Wow! What an unusual and alien bloom! This is probably way up there on the "weird orchid blooms" list.

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I believe the structure's function is not known yet.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:13 PM
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Very unusual, do you know what purpose the "balloon" serves?
I don't know. There isn't that much information out there and I don't know if any animal interactions/pollination have been observed (How long did it take for Angraecum sesquipedale pollination to be observed?).

Feel free to track down the taxa-paper (and any other relevant info) and post the link here.
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That's awesome! How are you growing it?
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Amazing! I acquired my own little specimen of Bulbophyllum physometrum earlier this year, and I've got my fingers crossed that It'll flower some time this year. Really beautiful, weird flowers. I love them

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That's awesome! How are you growing it?
I'm growing it in intermediate temps under very low-Catt/high Phal lights. It's on a pad of sphag on tree fern, never completely dry.
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