Photos of birds, fish, flowers and miscellaneous things that catch my eye and instill a sense of wonder.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Bulbophyllum Wilbur Chang
Bulbophyllum Wilbur Chang. Bulbophyllums are often fly-pollinated and, like other fly-pollinated plants (such as Amorphophallus), tend to smell like things that attract flies such as rotten meat. Meanwhile, the greenhouse is sealed up for Winter so smells tend to concentrate a bit. I walk in and I'm thinking that some rat decided to die in the greenhouse. I look and I look and no rat! Finally, I give the Bulbophyllum a sniff and lo and behold, I find the source of the smell. Hmmm... This one is pretty but definitely not something I'm using to decorate the house. Nope. No way.