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

photo by P Jongejan

Part shade Warm

Common Name Naja's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations around 500 to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a rhizome without persistent scales, giving rise to distinct, .4" [1 cm] between each, erect, ellipsoid to ovoid, with age wrinkling along numerous longitudinal grooves, rounded in section pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acuminate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a solitary to a few in a fascicle, peduncle .72 to .8" [1.8 to 2.0 cm] long, provided with scale leaves , 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Bulbophyllum najae is similar to Bulbophyllum maxillarioides Schltr. and Bulbophyllum rhomboglossum Schltr. in the shiny sepals which are at the base adherent or adnate, it differs from Bulbophyllum maxillarioides in the glabrous margins of the lip (not ciliolate), and from Bulbophyllum rhomboglossum in the wider sepals (median sepal .34 to .464" vs. .2 to .24" [.85 to 1.16 versus .5 to .6 cm] wide; lateral sepals .28 to .44" vs .208 to .2408" [.7 to 1.1 versus 0.520.62 cm] wide)." J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Males. Orchid J. 21:37 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 drawing fide