Cryptostylis clemensii (Ames & C.Schweinf.) J.J.Sm. 1927 Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website, plant grown by Arthur Keown and shown at the 2002 Sacramento Orchid Society Show

Cool Spring

Common Name Clemens' Cryptostylis

Flower Size

Found in Sabah, Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1700 meters as a cool growing terrestrial orchid that blooms in the spring.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution. The distinguishing feature is a minutely tridenticulate apex to the petals and it is just not visible in this photo.

Synonyms *Chlorosa clemensii Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920; Cryptostylis tridentata Carr 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Chlorosa clemensii; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011

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