Bulbophyllum nannae J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Photo by P Jongejan

Part shade Cool

Common Name Nanna's Bubophyllum [Nanna Høeg, Dutch, youngest daughter of the first author, at the occasion of her 20st birthday]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in lower montane forests low tree trunks at elevations 1300 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, new shoot from the basal node of the pseudobulb, provided with thin, withering soon rhizome scales and giving rise to distinct, .32 to .68" " [0.8 to 1.7 cm] apart, ellipsoid to ovoid, hardly angular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic-ovate, apex acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a single or a few together, c. 3.2" [8 cm] long, peduncle c. 2" [5 cm] long, provided with c. 4 scales, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

The flowers have yellow-green sepals with pale yellow along the margins, and the nerves dark red. The petals are white, yellow-green in the centre, with large dark red blotches. The lip is yellow, suffused brown at apex and on the underside near the base.

"Bulbophyllum nannae J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel is most similar to Bulbophyllum neoguineense J.J. Sm., but differs in the wider petals (index 1.7 to 1.9, versus c. 3.6) and in the base of the stigma which does not protrude from the face of the column.)" J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 20(3):307, fig. 5 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 drawing fide ;