Bulbophyllum kautskyi Toscano 2000 SECTION Napellii Rchb.f 1861

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista Photo by Cassio van den Berg and Orchidstudium

Full ShadeHotFall

Common Name or Meaning Kautsky's Bulbophyllum [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Bahia and Espirito Santo states of Brazil at elevations around 650 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with conical to narrowly ovoid, 5 to 6 angled, slightly twisted green to purplish pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, coriaceous, sessile, oblong to linear-oblong, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, to 20" [50 cm] long, erect to arching, nodding towards the apex, successively single 4 to 10 flowered inflorecence with several, small, adpressed, tubular, widely spaced bracts and ovate-triangular, amplexicaul, acute to shortly acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana Vol 15 No 3 2000; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 2 2007 photo fide; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo, Espiritu Santo Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing fide/photo fide;