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

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

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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 Indochina to 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 1959 as Pteroceras clausus drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; 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

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