Bulbophyllum djamuense Schltr. 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Swiss Orchid Foundation

Part shade Warm Spring Summer

Common Name The Djamu River Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 700 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte with 1.4 to 1.8" [3.5 to 4.5 cm] between each laterally compressed, obliquely elliptic pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, thin, ovate, acuminate, reticulate veined, subcordate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, fasciculate, few bracted, to .48 to .68" [1.2 to 1.7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that this species is much slender than B dictyoneuron and has thiner smaller leaves, smaller flowers with narrower petals and a different lip. The flowers are pale yellow with red stripes, and the lip is violet with a yellow apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide