Ceratostylis radiata J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION Pleuranthemum Photos by © Budi Haryatna

Plant and Flower

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Rayed Ceratostylis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Thailand, Vietnam, penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java, and Sumatra in lower montane forests in deep shade on tree trunks at elevations of 450 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with terete stems enveloped by basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, acute, sortly petiolate leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, very short, single flowered, shortly pubescent inflorescence carrying a wide open star-shaped flowers.

Synonyms Ceratostylis linearifolia Ridl. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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