9 Weeks to go – What flower is that?

Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann Buckleberry

Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann Buckleberry

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society Club LogoHave you ever seen a flower like this before?

Would you believe this is an orchid?  Yes, this is a Bulbophyllum. Bulbophyllum’s have more than 2000 known species and is the largest genus in the orchid family. Some occur in tropical and subtropical countries around the world with the largest concentration in the Guinea areas with over 600 species to be found. Others can be found in Asia, Africa, America and Brazil. In Australia there are over 20 species and can be found in rain forest areas from northern Queensland through to the Clyde River in NSW. For further information see our Bulbophyllum page under our section on Orchid Care.

Believe it or not, in 9 weeks time members of the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS), will be showing off their splendid Australian native and exotic orchid collections, where you may find flowering Bulbophyllums!

This is why we open our doors, show off our award-winning plants and help solve your most vexing questions about orchids, their culture and celebrate the fascinating world of the Orchid genus at our splendid “Orchid Show and Sales Extravaganza”.

Below is your special advance notice and invitation to our two-day event.

What: Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, Inc. Spring Show & Sales
Where: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
When: Saturday 17th September, 2016 10.00am-4.00pm &
Sunday 18th September 10.00am-4.00pm
Admission: $3.00

  • We will have a range of Australian and exotic Orchids on display.
  • Flowering Orchids and growing accessories will be for sale.
  • Refreshments available: Morning & afternoon tea and lunch items available.

So, don’t be late – ‘Save the Date’.

Enjoy our countdown 10, 9,… There’s much more to explore!

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