Cryptostylis conspicua J.J.Sm. 1921

Plant in situ in Cameron Heights, Malaysia Photo courtesy of David Kuehn

Full Shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Conspicuous Cryptostylis

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Java and Sumatra at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with erect, dark, shiny green, obliquely oblong-ovate, acute and acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into a shiny purple, terete petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a from the vertical rhizome, laxly to 12 flowered, 14 to 16.4" [35 to 41 cm] long, erect, robust, shiny purple, fractiflex inflorescence carrying 6, tubular, acute bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990, The Orchids of Penninsular Malasia and Singapore Woods & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide