Bulbophyllum kaitiense Rchb.f.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Cirrhopetalum nilgherrense Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bulbophyllum kaitiense Rchb.f.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Epiphytic. On hills above 1300m,as dense mats on trees.
  • Key identification features : Epiphytic orchid growing along with the mosses and ferns on tree trunks with ovoid pseudobulbs; Leaves oblong; Flowers yellow; Corolla with reddish-brown streaks at base.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-October
  • Collection Nos : R R Rao 1039
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Bulbophyllum kaitiense. Downloaded on 22 September 2019.

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