Bulbophyllum spiesii Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1990 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Photo courtesy of Dr Leslie Garay Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives


Start of Inflorescence

Photo by Jay Pfahl, Plant courtesy of Robert Fuchs and RF Orchids

Common Name Spies' Bulbophyllum [Current American Orchid Enthusiast and importer or plant]

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu as a large-leafed, unifoliate, hot growing epiphyte that has large, round to ovate pseudobulbs and a single long, apical leaf and blooms on a basal, short, fasciculate, to 20 flowered inflorescence that holds the fetid smelling flowers at the base of the mature pseudobulb. A hot growing orchid requiring, deep shade, a cork or tree fern mount to accomodate the pendant growth and large leaves as well as ample water and fertilizer.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 2 1999 photo; Bulbophyllums and their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 no 11 2008 as B fletcherianum photo fide; Bulbophyllum: The incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009