Small flower (1 or 2 per bulb) with a slight sweet fragrance
Plants blooms from summer to fall with a single 7.5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.
Plants are found in the lower montane forest of Borneo, penninsular Malaysia and the Philippines at elevations of 700 to 1200 meters
Keep plant in intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep moist in summer seasons and do not allow mix to dry, in winter keep the mix slight dry and reduce watering. Keep good air movement to avoid fungal growth. Keep plants in shade. Pot plants in sphagnum moss, fine bark, or mounted. Keep medium well drained.
Common Names: Deare's Bulbophyllum
- Bulbophyllum dearei H.J.Veitch 1888
- Bulbophyllum goebelianum Kraenzl. 1921
- Bulbophyllum godseffianum hort. 1890
- Bulbophyllum godseffianum Weathers 1890
- Bulbophyllum punctatum Ridl. 1908
- Bulbophyllum reticosum Ridl. 1896
- Phyllorchis dearei (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891
- Sarcopodium dearei hort. 1883
- Sarcopodium godseffianum Sander 1890
From U. of Connecticut's Biodiversity Education & Research Greenhouses
- Common Name: Deare's Bulbophyllum
- Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: Pen. Malaysia to W. Philippines
- Habitat: lower montane forests
- Culture: Keep plant in intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep moist in summer seasons and do not allow mix to dry, in winter keep the mix slight dry and reduce watering. Keep good air movement to avoid fungal growth. Keep plants in shade. Pot plants in sphagnum moss, fine bark, or mounted. Keep medium well drained. 3
- The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Accessed 20 May 2015.
- WCSP (2015). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Accessed 20 May 2015
- Bulbophyllum dearii at Orchids Wiki. Accessed 20 May 2015.
- Bulbophyllum dearei at Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia. Accessed 14 August 2015.
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A member of section Sestochilus. Inflorescenses are single flowered. Usually they are produced singly from each pseudobulb, but sometimes 2 are produced. Each is 2-4" long. The flowers are yellow with a red spot at the bases of the lateral sepals. The lip is also marked with red. Do not disturb too often and let the plant grow 'outside" the basket for better blooming. Resist repotting for 2-3 years until plants become nicely established and they will reward with long lasting (2-3 weeks) flowers year after year. Sweetly scented and blooms beautifully in early spring through early summer for us. Plants prefer bright light. This equates to light required for Cattleyas.
Native to Borneo very easy to flower unfortunately no smell, yellow orange in color big flower 2 to 3 inches. Enjoy another jewel from Borneo.
Required Light: Bright, but indirect light, most of them will be happy in the same conditions as Phalaenopsis.
I grow my falcatum along with my Phallies, and it grows and flowers every year with not a problem. One thing to think about, though, is that most Bulbos like it very, very moist. I grow some of mine of pure Sphagnum moss, others in a 50/50 mixture of coarse bark and Sphagnum moss, as their roots are designed to take in water very slowly (unlike other orchids), so make sure that there is plenty of moisture around the roots to ensure plump pseudobulbs and you will be fine.
Most Bulbos are also warm, and this one definitely likes it warm. With regards to light, I would say that most Bulbos like it a little brighter than Phalaenopsis, but will grow fine along the same conditions as a standard Phalaenopsis.