Ceratostylis senilis Rchb.f. 1878

Photo by David Banks, courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Full Shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The White Haired Ceratostylis

Flower Size .33" [8 mm]

Found in the Philippines on trees at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with terete pseudobulbs enveloped by papery sheaths and carrying folded, fleshy, semi-terete, strongly grooved leaves and blooms in the fall on a .33 to 1/2" [8 to 13 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence covered with white, spider-like silky hairs


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1878; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;