Bulbophyllum katjae J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913

Photo by Ed de Vogel

Flower cut open

Photo by Andre Schuiteman

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermuelen


Common Name Katja's Bulbophyllum [Mrs Katja Anker current]

Flower Size .4" x 1.2" [.6 x .92 cm] wide x long

Found in Papua New Guinea in open canopy forests at elevations 400 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with .48" to .6 [1.2 to 1.5 cm] between each distinct, loosely clustered obliquely erect, ovoid pseudobulbs with age wrinkling along numerous longitudinal lines and carrying a single, apical, erect, obovate to elliptic, acuminate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a 1 to a fascile of a few, basal, peduncle .96 to 1.8" [2.4 to 4.5 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 scales, 2.4 to 4.4" [6 to 11 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying a white flower with purple blotches to purple lines internally.

Very similar to B yumtei which has obovate oblong petals and a different lip that is approximately triangular in cross section. B katjae has triangular petals and an approximately ovate in cross section lip


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 21 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 drawing/photo fide