Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Bulbophyllum lasiochilum flower

Here is a picture of the bulbophyllum lasiochilum flower bud that I was watching so closely earlier this month in hopes that it would open up as a flower. Alas, I didn't take any pictures of it as it turned more purple, then brown, and I had to finally come to terms with the fact that the bud was dying before the flower even opened! How disappointing. Not sure if it was too cold, or if it was because I accidentally fertilized the plant while it was in bud. Here is a picture I found on the internet of what the flower *would* have looked like:


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