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Bulbophyllum fritillariiflorum 'MC3626' × self
Number: TN8394
Name: Bulbophyllum fritillariiflorum 'MC3626' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Richard Lockwood  (Email:
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F). Likes high humidity and good airflow, and fairly bright light (as suitable for cattleyas). Grows well on mounts.
Comments: Parent plant: Medium-sized plant. Not the fastest growing Bulbophyllum in the greenhouse, but large flowers. The flower diagnostics conform to O'Byrne's description for B. fritillariiflorum and not B. arfakianum. The flower smells like vomit on warm sunny mornings!
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: days average 83°F, nights 68°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Bulbophyllum   From Greek "bolbos" bulb; "phyllon" leaf. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of fritillariiflorum   From Latin "fritillus" dice, spotted like dice; "florum" flower. Referring to the spotted flowers. (Source: Todd Durboraw)
Pronunciation of Bulbophyllum   bul-bo-FILL-um (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Availability: We have approximately 120 plants in intermediate-stage flasks available for immediate reflasking for you. Because the plants are already so far along, these flasks will take a relatively short time to mature.
You should: Reserve a flask now so that we can make it for you. If you don't reserve, the plants won't be reflasked.
Yield Estimate: 996 plants (based on flask surveys done 01/20/2018 through 07/03/2020)
Yield estimates are only approximate, but may appear to be fairly exact numbers because they are a combination of large rough estimates in remaining mother flasks and more accurate small estimates in reflasks.
Plantlet Sizes: From many flasks 2 - 40 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 09/06/2018 through 09/26/2020)
From one most recently surveyed flask 15 - 30 mm (09/26/2020)
Expected Flask Price: $40.00 per flask of 25 (min.) plants
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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Irian Jaya (formerly Dutch or Western New Guinea). This orchid was discovered in the hills on the southern slopes of the central mountain range somewhat west of the border with Papua New Guinea. It was found along the Noord River near the village of Alkmaar, but additional details were not reported. Siegerist (1988), however, stated that plants in the Hyalosema Section are found at approximately 1650 ft. (500 m)The following climate table and cultural suggestions are therefore based on an estimated habitat elevation and should be used somewhat cautiously.
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