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

Another Flower

Another Flower Photos by © Bill Hunter

Common Name The Delicate Leafed Cleisostoma

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand as a miniature sized, 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.

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 ; Orchid Genera in Thailand II Cleisostoma Seidenfaden 1975; Indian Orchids A Guide to IDentification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; 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