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Bulbophyllum arfakianum

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    Bulbophyllum arfakianum
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    Description: First described in 1904 by F. W. L. Kraenzlin. in Indonesian New Guinea (Irian Jaya), found at low altitudes in both Papua New Guinea and Indonesian New Guinea.

    Culture:

    Temps:
    - Summer: 68-88
    - Winter: 60-80

    Light: High light

    Humidity: at least 80%

    Air circulation: Breeze

    Growing location: orchidarium

    Growing medium: Mount - Cork

    Growing medium notes: Bare cork

    Water:
    - Frequency: Daily or more
    - Fertilizer & frequency: Daily MSU, 1/4 strength or less
    - Dry rest: No.

    Blooming season: Summer, Fall

    Flower size: 9.5 cm long, larger than plant growths

    Plant size: Small, bulbs + leaves are about 9 cm tall

    Other firsthand observations: Plant is very hardy, prolific root grower. Distinguished from B. fritillariflorum by lack of terminally fimbriate petals. (see photos)

    Other plants growing well nearby:
    Bulbophyllum maquilingense, Bulbophyllum antenniferum

    Sources:
    Orchidarium Jany Renz
    http://orchid.unibas.ch/bibliorchid...d=40017&a=KRAENZLIN,+Friedrich+Wilhelm+Ludwig

    O'Byrne, P. 1994. Lowland orchids of Papua New Guinea. SNP Publishers Pte
    Ltd., Singapore.


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