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Bulbophyllum grandiflorum 'Scott Thomas' CCM/AOS × self
Number: TN8438
Name: Bulbophyllum grandiflorum 'Scott Thomas' CCM/AOS × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Mr William Jasen
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Pod Parent Flower
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F, cooler season Intermediate 83-60°F. Basketed with bark.
Comments: Parent plant: Medium-sized plant. Easy to grow, like a weed. Very floriferous with a dozen flowers at each blooming.
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 85°F, nights 66°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 grandiflorum   From Latin "grandiflorus" large-flowered. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Bulbophyllum   bul-bo-FILL-um (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of grandiflorum   gran-di-FLOE-rum (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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ESTABLISHED SEEDLINGS of these are not currently available, but we have some maturing in the greenhouse and expect to offer them in the future. There are 6 items with 1 plant per item that will be considered for sale later.

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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: New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. This species is distributed widely in both Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya (Indonesian or western New Guinea). In Papua, Schlechter found these plants in the Minjem Valley at about 1650 ft. (500 m) and near Jaduna on the Waria River at about 1000 ft. (300 m). This species reportedly also occurs in Sumatra, the Celebes, and the Moluccas, but details of habitat locations and elevations were not given. The plant that is now considered a synonym, Bulbophyllum cominsii, is widespread in the Solomon Islands, growing in coastal forests, mangrove swamps, and coconut plantations from near sea level to about 150 ft. (50 m).
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