Cleisostoma linearilobatum (Seidenf. & Smitinand) Garay 1972 SECTION Cleisostoma Seiden 1975 Photo by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Another Angle Photo by Donald Tan

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Drawing and Photo Photos by Peter O'Byrne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Rernz Herbaria Website.

Part Shade Warm cool Spring Summer

Common Name The Linear-Lobed Cleisostoma - In China Ge Ju Lan

Flower Size .17 to .23" [4 to 6 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim; Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam in broad leaved evergreen forests on tree trunks in shade at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying distichous, unequally bilobed apically, linear, becoming conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on a lateral, 5.6" to 8" [14 to 20 cm] long, paniculate, glabrous, laxly many flowered inflorescence with 3 distant, tubular bracts and ovate acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Cleisostoma sagittiforme Garay 1972; Cleisostoma sikkimense Lucksom 1992; Ormerodia linearilobata (Seidenf. & Smitinand) Szlach. 2003; Ormerodia sagittata (King & Pantl.) Szlach. 2003; *Sarcanthus linearilobatus Seidenf. & Smitinand 1965; Sarcanthus sagittatus King & Pantl. 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Sarcanthus sagittatus; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Sarcanthus linearlobata drawing; Dansk Botannisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand Cleisostoma Bl. Seidenfaden 1975; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo good; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Crib 2001 drawing/photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009 drawing/photo fideFlora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide; Taiwania 60(3):107-116, 2015 - New species of the genus Cleisostoma in the flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Tich and Canh