Kuhlhasseltia whiteheadii (Rendle) Ames 1915

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Collection sheetCollection sheet by Ames and The Foter Website

Full shade Warm Cold Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name Whitehead's Kuhlhasseltia [American Botanist in the Philippines 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines in mossy forests at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters as a warm to cold growing terrestrial with an erect to ascending, basally leafy stem carrying 5 to 7, ovate-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, erect, hairy, with 5 dry, membraneous, lanceolate bracts and a racemose, crowded, short, few to several flwoered inflorescence

Synonyms Haemaria merrillii Ames 1907; Kuhlhasseltia merrillii (Ames) Schltr. 1911; *Zeuxine whiteheadii Rendle 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1986