Bulbophyllum kittredgei (Garay, Hamer & Siegerist) J.J.Verm. 1996 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

TYPE Drawing by Garay, Hamer & Siegrist

Part shadeWarm Cool Fall

Common Name Kittredge's Bulbophyllum {American Botanist at Harvard current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Philippines on the island of Palawan at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to irregularily globose, sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped by small, basal sheaths and carrying most often 1, occasionally 2, apical, broadly elliptic, acute, suffused with red, leathery, thick, stiff, sessile base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, to .84" [2.1 cm] long, with 3 to 4 alternating bracts enveloping the base of each flower, to 12 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-ovate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying greenish in youth becoming purplsh with age flowers.

Synonyms *Synarmosepalum kittredgei Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Synarmosepalum kittredgii drawing fide; Die Orchidee 68(4), Naive & Cootes 2017 Die Wiederentdeckung der auf den Philippinenendemischen Orchideenart Synarmosepalum kittredgei GARAY, HAMER et SIEGERIS as Synarmosepalum kittredgei photo fide;