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Bogoria papuana

Bogoria papuana

Bogoria papuana Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 964

Type: Schlechter 17937 (holo B, lost)

Epiphyte, small, stemless; roots flattened, flexuose, glabrous; leaves 2-4, erect-patent, obliquely ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobulate, somewhat narrowed towards the base, 2.5-8.5 cm long, near the middle 0.6-1.3 cm wide; Inflorescence slender, 6-14 cm long, laxly 5-15-flowered, rachis somewhat thickened, peduncle filiform, straight, with a few peduncle-scales, as long as the leaves; bracts minute, deltoid, much shorter than the ovary. Flowers developing gradually over time, very small, glabrous. Sepals patent, obovate-spathulate, broadly obtuse, 0.33 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique. Petals obliquely spathulate-ligulate, obtuse, about as long as the sepals. Lip at the base broadly saccate, in outline broadly semiorbicular, in front 3-lobed, 0.3 cm long, when flattened 0.5 cm wide in front, lateral lobes erect falcate-triangular, acute, mid-lobe broadly obtuse, almost semiorbicular, shorter than the lateral lobes, in front thickened and surrounded with a narrow fold. Column short, glabrous, column-foot broad. Ovary slender, glabrous, 0.4 cm long.
(After Schlechter, 1911-1914)

Flower light yellow, lip white with red apical margin.

Epiphyte in montane forest. Altitude 500 m.

Malesia (Sulawesi, New Guinea).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Intermediate growing epiphyte.


  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Vandeae
  • Subtribe Aeridinae
  • Genus Bogoria
  • Species Bogoria papuana
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 340, fig. 1311

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Bogoria papuana

Bogoria papuana Schltr., from Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 340, fig. 1311