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Family: ORCHIDACEAE 

 Bulbophyllum fletcherianum
 
  
Author:  Robert Allen Rolfe 1911
Family:  Orchidaceae
Habitat:  New Guinea
Soil:  Epiphyte, lithophyte or pseudoterrestrial - peat
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6 centimetres
Height:  -180 centimetres
Flower:  Maroon-Brown
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bseudobulb
Pop names:  Tongue Orchid, Fletcher's Bulbophyllum
Synonyms:  Cirrhopetalum fletcheranum  Rolfe 1915
    This huge member of the Orchidaceae family was described by Robert Allen Rolfe in 1911. It is only found in New Guinea, growing either as an epiphyte, lithophyte or pseudoterrestrial. It need a well drained soil which should be kept moist, some light but no direct strong sun. The hanging leaves can grow up (down?) to 180 centimetres. The large, maroon or brown flowers are, as for so many other brown flowers: Not pleasant smelling.

Named after of the director of Edinburgh botanic garden late 1800's