Cleisostoma odoratum Garay 1972 SECTION Cleisostoma

Another Flower Angle

Specimen plant Photo by Orchids and The City Website

Fragrance Part shade Cool LATERSpring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Fragrant Cleisostoma

Flower Size .4" [7 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia on trees in lower montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1250 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, rarely basally branched stem carrying crowded, slightly decurved, dark green with maroon marking, strap-shaped, unequally bilobed apically, lobes rounded, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on numerous, axillary, horizontal to arching, green with red streaks, 2 to 9 branched, many flowered inflorescence with each 6" [15 cm] branch carrying 50 fragrant [violets] flowers , with up to 18 open at any one time,

CAUTION A very rare plant and very little is out there on it so please use with caution. Really only collected four times.

Synonyms Cleisostoma ionosmum Ridl.1897; Saccolabium ionosmum Ridl. 1907; Sarcanthus ionosmus (Ridl.) Holttum 1947

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cleisostoma ionosmum drawing ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide