Cleisostoma filiforme (Lindley) Garay 1972 SECTION Pilearia [Lindl.] Seiden. 1975

Another Angle Photo by Timothy Choltco

Inflorescence

Plant and Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Part sunWarmTo HotSummer TO Fall

Common Name The Thread-Shaped Cleisostoma - In China Jin Ta Ge Ju Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

This pendulous growing species is from the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam as a small to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte and has a pendulous, terete, internoded stem carrying semi-terete, distant, elongate, filiform, cylindric, acuminate leaves blooming in the summer and fall on a curved, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, racemose, laxly several to many [30] flowered inflorescence with minute lanceolate bracts.

Synonyms Saccolabium luisioides Gagnep. 1950; *Sarcanthus filiformis Lindl. 1842

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as Sarcanthus filiformis; Orchid Flora Of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing hmm; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo ok The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Sarcanthus filiformis drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 10 1958 drawing as Sarcanthus filiformis; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Sarcanthus filiformis; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Sarcanthus filiformis drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Genera in Thailand Cleisostoma Seidenfaden 1975; Indian Orchids a Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 6 1982 drawing; Die Orchideen lieferung 21 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo hmm; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District, Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo hmm; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing good; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; Taiwania 60(3):107-116, 2015 - New species of the genus Cleisostoma in the flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Tich and Canh;

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