!Ceratocentron fesselii Senghas 1989 Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by H&R Nursery

Flower Closeup Photo by Milan Vagner

Orange Cultivar Photo by Andy's Orchids

Common Name Fessel's Ceratocentron [Taxomonist and Botanist from Germany current]

Flower Size .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm]

Found in Luzon, central Philippines in exposed situations in lower montane forests as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, monopodial epiphyte found on tree trunks at 1000 to 1200 meters in elevation that need to be mounted on cork or treefern yet kept moist at all times and given a bit more shade than Vandas. This species has an erect, monopodial growth habit with 3 to 5, very leathery, dark green, elliptic, obtuse, leaves that are basally conduplicate and clasping the stem which blooms in the winter on an axillary, erect, short, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered, often more than one inflorescence per leaf axil.

Synonyms Hymenorchis javierii ?[ not listed anywhere but in Miniature Orchids McQueen 1992]; Tuberolabium calcaratum T.Hashim. 1991

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 5 1994 drawing; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Miniature Orchids McQueen 1992 as Hymenorchis javierii; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 2 2008 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2007 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide

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