September 26, 2011

Bulbophyllum medusae

Bulbophyllum medusae is an epiphytic species, native to Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. This orchid was named after Gorgon Medusa of Greek Mythology, because the long sepals resemble the snakes that formed Medusa's hair. Bulbophyllum is one  of my favorite genus within the orchid family. The diversity in the shape, color, and size of this genus is fascinating. It is also the largest genus in the orchid family, with more than 2,000 species.

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