Cleisocentron pallens (Cathcart ex Lindl.) N.Pearce & P.J.Cribb 2001

Side View of Flower Photos by © Epicphals and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by © Pantling

Common Name The Pale Cleisocentron

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas and Sikkim at elevations of 330 to 630 [2000] meters as a medium to giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with a branched stem enveloped by fibrous, leafless and leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying narrowly oblong, slightly tapering, obliquely bifid apically, sessile, jointed leaves that blooms in the summer on a divergent, secund, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with broad, obtuse floral bracts.

CAUTION I am not sure of this photo determination so please use with caution. The drawing is correct as far as I know.

Synonyms Cleisocentron trichromum (Rchb.f.) Brühl 1926; Gastrochilus trichromus (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Saccolabium pallens Cathcart ex Lindl. 1859; Saccolabium trichromum Rchb.f. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as Saccolabium trichromum drawing; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Saccolabium trichromum drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Saccolabium trichomum drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 as C trichromum drwaing fide; *Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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