Cleisostoma crochetii (Guillaumin) Garay 1972 SECTION Cleisostoma Seiden 1975 Photo by Ekkehard Schwadtke and Orchid Garden Khaolak

Another Flower Photo by Marc Flandre

Inflorescence Photo by Jean Claude George

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Common Name Crochet's Cleisostoma

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on mossy branches of old gnarled, dwarf trees as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 2 rows, of thickened, leathery, green leaves with maroon stains if left if more sun that blooms in the summer and fall on a pendant, paniculate, to 5 branched, 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with up to 15 open at a time, successive opening flowers.

Synonyms Blumeorchis crochetii (Guillaumin) Szlach. 2003 ; *Sarcanthus crochetii Guillaumin 1956; Sarcanthus tricornis Seidenfadden 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1965 pg 678 fig 504 drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972 as Sarcanthus crochetii; Dansk Botansisk Arkiv Bind 29 N. R. 2 Orchid Genera in Thailand II Cleisostoma Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 drawing ok; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; 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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