Ceratostylis gracilis Bl 1825 Photo by Ong Poh Teck and The Flora of Penninsular Malaysia Website

Head on View Photo by Peter O'Byrne

Common Name The Beautiful Ceratostylis

Flower Size

Found in Penninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra and Borneo at elevations of 1000 to 2200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, single noded stems carrying a single, apical, linear, acute, fleshy leaf that blooms in the winter on a terminal, short, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by dried bracts and have hairy pedicels and carry, fragrant flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1863 drawing; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing ok; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing not; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001;

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