!Kuhlhasseltia javanica J.J.Sm.1910


Photo by André Schuiteman, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo

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Common Name or Meaning The Javanese Kuhlhasseltia

Flower Size

Found in Borneo, Java and Sumatra in dark, humid, lower montane forests in moss and leaf litter or sandstone at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent, then erect stem carrying 5, ovate, acute, very dark black/red with lighter, undulate margins, gradually narrows below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, pubescent, brown, 5.1" to 8.8" [13 to 22 cm] long, 6 to 12 flowered, racemose inflorescence with well spaced flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Kuhlhasseltia kinabaluensis Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as K kimbalensis spelling photo ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo good; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing good/ photo for leaf fide photo for flowers hmm;