Ceratostylis pleurothallis (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Seidenf. 1982 Photo by Ron Parsons and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

Fragrant deep Shade Warm Cool summer

Common Name The Pleurothallis like Ceratostylis

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Thailand and Myanmar without locality as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, branching rhizome giving rise to clustered, tiny to very small pseudobulbs obscured by reddish, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery, fleshy, narrowly linear, acute, unequally bilobed apically, petilate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, shorter than the leaf, villose, single flowered inflorescence carrying a fragrant flower.

Synonyms *Eria pleurothallis E.C.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874; Pinalia pleurothallis (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as Eria pleurothallis; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photos fide

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