Staurochilus ramosus (Lindl.) Seidenf. 1988 Photo by K Keller and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part ShadeHotSpring

Common Name The Branched Staurochilus

Flower Size 1/4 [.8 cm]

Found in Assam India, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Lower India, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia in hot valleys as a miniature sized, hot growing, monopodial epiphyte with a short stem carrying 3 to 5, loriform, obliquely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect, broadly paniculate, few to several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Aerides ramosum (Lindl.) Wall. ex Hook.f. 1890; Cleisostoma ramosum (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890; Gastrochilus flexuosus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Gastrochilus ramosus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Oeceoclades flexuosa Lindl.1833; Pomatocalpa ramosum (Lindl.) Summerh. 1948; Saccolabium flexuosum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1864; *Saccolabium ramosum Lindl. 1833; Sarcanthus ramosus (Lindl.) J.J.Sm. 1912; Trichoglottis ramosa (Lindl.) K.Senghas 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Cleisostoma ramosum drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Cleisostoma ramosum; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as Trichoglottis ramosa; Opera Botanica #95 Seidendfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok;The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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