Geographic Distribution: Papua New Guinea.
Elevation/ Temperature: sea level- 1000 m lowland/ hot growing species.
Plant Type: epiphytic.
Growing Habit: sympodial
Cultivation Treatment: mounted.
Flowering Month(s) in Singapore: November, January.
Flowering Period: around 3 days.
Flower Colour: bright yellow with red venation at sepal.
Flower Scent: not scented.
Flower Count: single flower per inflorescence.
The slender sepals of small sized bulbophyllum are twisted together and hence the common name 'The Twisted Sepals Bulbophyllum'. The orchid (inclusive of the pseudobulb and leaf) measures about 4 - 5 cm high. The flower is carried above the leaf by a 10.5 cm long slender spike.
The plant's first spiking occurred November 2011, however the flower bud was bursted due to the extreme hot weather. In view of this, during the plant's second flowering in January 2012, I have tried to mist the orchid twice daily (once in the morning and evening) to increase the humidity at the planting area.
This time round, the flower have bloomed successfully.