Grosourdya ciliata (Ridl.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

Photo by Ong Poh Teck and The Biological Clearing House Mechanism Website

Common Name The Ciliate Grosourdya

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Thailand and penninsular Malaysia at elevtions of 200 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with short stems enveloped completely by imbricating leaf bearing sheaths carrying 5 linear, unequally bilobed apically, acute leaves gradually narrowing below into the leaf bearing sheaths, that blooms on a basal, very thin, slender, erect, fine prickly, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, thickened rachis, few flowered inflorescence with short, broad, spreading floral bracts.

Synonyms Biermannia ciliata (Ridl.) Garay 1972; *Dendrocolla ciliata Ridl. 1905; ; Pteroceras ciliatum (Ridl.) Holttum 1960; Sarcochilus ciliatus (Ridl.) J.J.Sm. 1926; Thrixspermum blepharolobum Schltr. 1911;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Biermannia ciliata ; The Orchids Of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 drawing as Thrixspermum sp Cumb 529 drawing hmm; The Orchids Of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as Pteroceras ciliatum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as Biermannia ciliata drawing good; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 as Biermannia ciliata drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as Biermannia ciliata drawing good; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 as Biermannia ciliata photo fide