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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:26 am 
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I live in: Greece • Ελλάδα
My nearest city or region is: Marathon
My hardiness zone is: USDA 10a
It was out of my expectations to bloom this bulbophyllum so soon, as when I bought it had only 3 pseudo-bulbs.
But orchids always surprise us.
After a year and half in our collection, a small hack appeared and I could bet that it was a new growth.
But I was wrong and I really enjoyed it.
It took 105 days till the flower opened and lasted for 10 days only.
Perhaps this short period of blooming is due to the fact that the plant is too weak,
although in most species of this genus it is common to have short-lasting flowers.
Essentially the flower is a bouquet of many small flowers with long sepals.
The bouquet has size 6x6 cm and smells like bleach.

It took its name from Medusa the monster of Greek mythology that had snakes for hair.


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Ἑλλήνων προμαχοῦντες Ἀθηναῖοι Μαραθῶνι, χρυσοφόρων Μήδων ἐστόρεσαν δύναμιν.
Athenians fighting at the forefront of the Greeks in Marathon, humiliated the power of the gilded Medes.


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www.Facebook.com/Κεραμικά Μαραθών - Marathon Handmade Ceramics

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:29 pm 
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This forum is my spiritual home
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I live in: United Kingdom (England)
My nearest city or region is: London SW
I've always noticed this flower because of its interesting and unique flower formation.......it reminds me of a feather duster :?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:54 pm 
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I live in: Sweden • Sverige
My nearest city or region is: Goteborg
I think Bulbophyllum medusae are gorgeous :)
I have just ordered me one and I hope to get some lovely flowers


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