The night-flowering orchid is the only orchid species to open its flowers at night and close them during the day. - First described in the night-flowering orchid is known only from the island of New Britain, in Papua New Guinea.
Name: Bulbophyllum nocturnum Common Name: Night-blooming Orchid Family: Orchidaceae The discovery of this new species is significant because it has the first night-blooming flowers recorded among the more than known species of orchids.
The night-blooming orchid, named Bulbophyllum nocturnum, by scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, was discovered in Papua New Guinea. Its flowers open at around and close early the next morning.