Cleisostoma callosilobum (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1972

Plant and Flower Photos by J.B.Comber and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website.

Part Shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Callosed Lip Cleisostoma

Flower Size .16" [4mm]

Found in Sumatra in fairly open mossy montane forests at elevations of 1450 to 1900 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a simple stem carrying strap-shaped, fleshy, tough, obtusely and unevenly bilobed apically, with s short, fleshy tooth centrally, channeled leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, paniculate, longer than the leaves, 7.2 to 10" [18 to 25 cm] long, 4 to 5 side branched, each 1.8 to 2.4" [4.5 to 6 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with fleshy flowers

Synonyms *Sarcanthus callosilobus J.J.Sm.1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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