Definition of bulbophyllum
: any of a large genus (Bulbophyllum) of chiefly tropical and subtropical orchids that grow on plants or rocks and that have creeping rhizomes, a rounded bulblike stem bearing one or two leaves, and an often showy flower with a hinged labellum
Note: Many bulbophyllums are pollinated by flies and the flowers of some plants emit a pungent, often offensive odor to attract flies that feed on decaying flesh.
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