Kuhlhasseltia whiteheadii (Rendle) Ames 1915

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

Collection sheet

Collection sheet by Ames and The Foter Website

Full shade Cool 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 cool 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 flowered inflorescence

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 3 Ames 1908 as Haemaria merrillii drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1986; Kew Bulletin Vol 41 #4:811 Notes on Asiatic and New Guinea Orchidaceae J J Wood 1986