Ahhh…the Bulbophyllum lepidum. Love this fella. It’s a species orchid I bought…hmm…maybe 14 years ago? The plant was attached to a vertical piece of rectangular wood about 9 by 3 inches. Not a big plant. From then till now, the plant hasn’t grown much in size but it’s bloomed so many times. Wonderful. Sometimes I’ve seen 3 blooms at once. Today there are two although one is a bit wonky. It’s hanging under a small magnolia-esque tree (I gotta ID the tree ‘cos I’d like to upload the flower at some point) and it loves the shade there. ANYWAY, I’m rambling…
…here’s a shot I took one minute after I took yesterday’s V1. Looks like a wizened hand from a Tim Burton movie
V2 is just to illustrate what the flower looks like in bloom and fully unfurled.
Heartfelt thanks to Ann (EAS) and Jennnn (taggart) for their precious User Awards on yesterday’s orchid (which I bought only a few years ago). Over the moon
And thanks to everyone else for such a great response. I did wonder whether or not I should’ve removed that branch in yesterday's shot. Thanks for the feedback, people.