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    Monday, November 28, 2011

    Orchid Bloom At Night

    Bulbophyllum nocturnum, new orchid species are found on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. This orchid species is the only once that blooms at night.


    Kew Garden London discovered a new species of orchids in the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. The new species of orchid Bulbophyllum nocturnum named, is the only one among the 25,000 species of orchids that have been described that blooms at night. Uniquely, the orchid's also only bloom overnight.

    The discovery of this species originated from theshock of the Dutch scientist, Ed Vogel ve. Hemet Bulbophyllum nocturnum wilt always in a state where it should bloom. Intrigued, he was working with Andre Schuiteman of Kew Gardenand Jaap Vermeulenof from the Center for Biological Diversity, the Netherlands to examine the species of orchids.

    How surprised he (ve Vogel), flower buds and blooms appear at 10 pm, long after sunset, proving that it is a species of unknown type, "the spokesman said Kew Garden in the media, Tuesday (22/11/2011 ), as quoted by the DailyMail on the same day.

    The number of flowers that bloom at night are relatively few. Some examples are the queen of the night cactus and jasmine that blooms at night. This fact makes the discovery of this unique orchid species. Planned, Kew Garden will be exhibiting at the show this interest rate on 4 February to 4 March in London.

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