Bulbophyllum dissitiflorum  By Allan Gardiner This plant was originally purchased as Bulbophyllum longbrachteatum. Thanks to  Gary I now know that my plants are not Bulbophyllum longbrachteatum but are  Bulbophyllum dissitiflorum and Bulbophyllum sichyobulbon. Bulbophyllum  longbracteatum is distinguished from Bulbophyllum dissitiflorum by the papery  bract which covers the buds before opening. Bulbophyllum longbracteatum’s bract  is about 3/8 to 1/2 an inch long where as Bulbophyllum dissitiflorum’s is 1/8 an inch  long. A big difference.  My plant was purchased in August 2000 as a bare root back cut for $7 and having  only 3-4 bulbs. The plant grows in a Port pot 200 squat in spag and foam 50%, with  big bark in the bottom and fine stone on top. The pot hangs about 1 & 1/2 foot from  50% shade cloth. Water and fertilizing is overhead.  I have so far purchased 4 different plants labelled Bulbophyllum longbrachteatum  from 4 different sources and still haven’t got one. Can anyone help?  Growing Oncidium species in Brisbane Environmental Conditions for Vandaceous Orchids Adelopetalum bracteatum Aerangis modesta Ancistrochilus rothschildianus Ascocentrum christensonianum Bulbophyllum annandalei   Bulbophyllum dissitiflorum Bulbophyllum hamelinii  Bulbophyllum lasiochilum Bulbophyllum lobbii Bulbophyllum schillerianum Cattleya loddigesii Cattleya skinneri Coelia triptera Cymbidium erythraeum More Articles