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

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

Common Name The Maijen River Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, cylindrical, subparellel tothe rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblanceolate-ligulate, minutely apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, short, single flowered inflorescence with very small, apiculate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are brown-red with orange yellow tips and darker stripes inside and the lip is dark red with an orange yellow tip.


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