!Cryptopylos clausus (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1972

Plant and Flowers Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery


Common Name The Closed Cryptopylos [refers to the closed and hidden spur opening]

Flower Size 3/4" x 1.3" [2 x 3.25 cm]

Found from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Sumatra at elevations around 300 to 350 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying pale green, obliquely oblong, narrowing towards the obliquely bidentate apex leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a pendant, 5.2 to 5.6" [13 to 14 cm] long, few to many [10] laxly flowered inflorescence with basally clasping, triangular, obtuse floral bracts .

Synonyms Pteroceras clausum (J.J.Sm.) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1963; *Sarcochilus clausus J.J.Sm. 1922; Sarcochilus pierrei Guill. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 as Pteroceras clausus drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden Drawing/photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide