Cleisostoma nieuwenhuisii (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1972 SECTION Cleisostoma Photo by © Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Inflorescence Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

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Common Name or Meaning Nieuwenhuis' Cleisostoma [Dutch Original Collector of Species early 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [4mm]

Found in Sumatra, Borneo and northeastern Sumatra in lowland forests at elevations of 50 to 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 8, fleshy, rigid, linear, acute, shiney green, purple striped above leaves that blooms on a racemose to rarely branched, many flowered, 6.6" [16.5 cm] long inflorescence with very small, concave, acute, 3 cornered floral bracts carrying fleshy flowers

Synonyms Cleisostoma inflexilobum (Holttum) Garay 1972; *Sarcanthus nieuwenhuisii J.J.Sm. 1906; Sarcanthus inflexilobus Holttum, Gard. Bull. Singapore 11: 288 (1947

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as C inflexilobum; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009 drawing/photo good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide