|The malodorous Bulbophyllum spiesii|
In a group known for grotesquery, Bulbophyllum spiesii and B. grandiflorum are among the most lurid. Contrivances for luring fly pollinators--foul odors, carrion colors, slime, hairs, spots, hinged lips are common in the genus Bulbophyllum, but in these two species reach outlandish proportions.
|Is Mike holding his breath?|
You can see both of these orchids in flower now in the Orchid Display House.