Ceratostylis pendula Hook.f. 1890 Photo by Ed Vogel

Common Name or Meaning The Pendent Ceratostylis

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Sulawesi in lowland and hill forests at elevations of 800 to 1100 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a pendulous, branched rhizome enveloped by imbricate, strongly ribbed sheaths and giving rise to thickly fleshy, acute, broadest towards the base, linear leaves that blooms on short, arising through the brown scarious bracts at the base of the leaf, few flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Vol 21 Hooker 1893 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Woods & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011