Bulbophyllum kenejianum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Drawing by Schlechter And The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Kenejia River Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in the New Guinea on trees in gallery forests at elevations around 150 to 350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with incumbent, minute, ovoid-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect-patent, elliptical, obtuse to minutely apiculate, cuneate below into the fleshy base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, setiform, .6" [1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are violet-purple becoming yellow towards the base, the petals are yellow with a green tip and the lip is hairy with a violet brown, hairy margin.

Synonyms Diphyes kenejiana (Schltr.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide