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

Photo by Andre Schuiteman

Common Name Yumte's Bulbophyllum [Karel Yumte - New Guinean collector of the type speciemen current]

Flower Size .4" x .8" [1 x 2 cm] wide x long

Found in western New Guinea in primary ridge forest at elevations around 600 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with .2" to .52 [.5 to 1.3 cm] between each distinct, loosely clustered, erect, ovoid pseudobulb with age wrinkling along numerous longitudinal lines and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acuminate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to a fascile of a few, basal, peduncle .44" [1.1 cm] long, provided with 2 scales, 2" [5 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with much shorter to almost as long as the the ovary floral bracts.

Most similar to B katjae which has triangular rather than obovate-oblong petals. Also similar to B maxillarioides but differs in the partially connate lateral sepals and a lip lacking high ridges.


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