The tongue orchid (Bulbophyllum fletcherianum) belongs to Orchidaceae (the Orchid family). It is an evergreen herb that is native to southern New Guinea. This orchid prefers sunny rock outcrops or mossy tree branches, but besides being lithophytic or epiphytic, it can also be pseudo-terrestrial. It is one of the largest species of orchid in the world, with leaves growing to almost 1.8 m. The flowers red purple with fine yellow spots and yellow hairs. They exhales a quite unpleasant scent, like rotten flesh, which attracts flies and beetles.