Cleisostoma tenuifolium (L.) Garay 1972 SECTION Subulatum Seidenf. 1975

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Common Name The Delicate Leafed Cleisostoma

Flower Size .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm]

Found in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand in tropical wet evergreen forests at elevations up to 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem completely enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying many, linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, 2" [5 cm] long, racemose, several flowered inflorescence with minute, obtuse floral bracts.

Synonyms Aerides tenuifolia (L.) Moon 1824; Cleisostoma pauciflorum (Wight) Senghas 1989; Cymbidium tenuifolium (L.) Willd. 1805; *Epidendrum tenuifolium L.1753; Gastrochilus acuminatus (Thwaites) Kuntze 1891; Saccolabium acuminatum Thwaites 1861; Saccolabium peninsulare (Dalzell) Alston 1931; Saccolabium tenuifolium (L.) Alston 1929; Sarcanthus pauciflorus Wight 1851; Sarcanthus peninsularis Dalzell 1851; Sarcanthus tenuifolius (L.) Seidenf. 1971; Sarcochilus tenuifolius (L.) Náves 1880;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1965 pg 673 fig 499 as Sarcanthus sp drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Dansk Botansisk Arkiv Bind 29 N. R. 2 Orchid Genera in Thailand II Cleisostoma Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Indian Orchids A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 21 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 as C pauciflorum; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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