Genus Bogoria

Bogoria J.J.Sm.,
Orchid. Java (1903) 566

Monopodial epiphytic plants. Stem very short. Leaves few, sheathing at the base, glabrous, dorso-ventrally flattened, articulate, duplicate, leathery. Inflorescence lateral, a raceme. Flowers small, resupinate, pale yellow with a white lip, the latter with red margins. Sepals free. Petals free, similar to the dorsal sepal. Lip without spur, not mobile. Column-foot present. Pollinia 4, solid-waxy, caudicles absent, stipe present, viscidium present.

Sumatra, Java, Borneo, the Philippines, New Guinea. About 4 species; in New Guinea one, endemic, species [Bogoria papuana Schltr.].

Epiphyte in lowland forest.

This is a rarely collected genus which seems to be most closely related to Thrixspermum. Bogoria is distinguished by the much laxer inflorescence compared to the very tight inflorescence of Thrixspermum; in addition, there is no callus on the lip as is found in almost all species of Thrixspermum. Bogoria is virtually unknown in cultivation.