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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Tiny Dancers

Bulbophyllum saltatorium v. albociliatum is a small flowering orchid. They have small pseudobulbs that are approximately 5cm tall and 1cm wide. The inflorescence extends on a wiry stem up to 30cm. They have successively opening flowers, which are tiny, only 1cm. They remind me of a ballerinas tutu, and are whimsical, and unusual. They have a hirsute purple labellum, which is very articulate. This species is found in Africa, in countries such as Liberia, Angola, and the DRC in rain forests , 1400m in altitude.

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