Bulbophyllum fritilliflorum is a robust, warm to intermediate, showy species that will climb up a treefern slab or wrap around a basket. The flowers are large to 10cm, oddly shaped and red, rather like a very large beak. The dorsal and sepals are intricately veined and almost translucent ruby red against the light. Will take maximum water and fertiliser while in active growth, with maximum light short of sunburn. It is found in New Guinea.