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  Bulbophyllum kaitiense
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Bulbophyllum kaitiense Rchb.f., Walp. Ann. 6: 262. 1861; Abraham & Vatsala, Introd. Orchids 338. 1981; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 79. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 404. 1998; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 788. 2009. Cirrhopetalum neilgherrense Wight, Ic. t. 1654. 1851; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 788. 1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1420(993). 1928; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 174. 2004. Phyllorkis kaitiensis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 677. 1891.
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  Description: Epiphytic or lithophytic herbs; pseudobulb ovoid, 2.5 x 2 cm, distantly placed. Leaves solitary, 5-7 x 1.5- 2 cm, oblong, subacute at base, obtuse at apex; petiole 2 cm long. Scape slender, elogated, to 10 cm long; flowers 4-7, yellow; bracts 7 x 2 mm, ovate, acuminate, 5-veined. Dorsal sepal 3 x 6 mm, broadly ovate, acute, 7-veined, hooded; lateral sepals 2.2 cm x 7 mm, ovate-oblanceolate, acute, puberulous towards base. Petals 5 x 3.2 mm, ovate, apiculate, slightly oblique, with reddish-brown streaks at base. Lip 2 mm, ovate-oblong, obtuse, curved.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Wayanad, Idukki
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Brown
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 1500-1800
  Localities: Melmanalar, Munnar, Rajamala, Bison valley
   
 
   
 
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