Ceratostylis acutifolia Schltr. 1912 Drawing by NHS Howcroft and The Papua New Guinea Orchid News Website

Full shade Cold LATESpring

Common Name or Meaning The Acute Leaved Ceratostylis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, terete, glabrous pseudobulbs carrying a single erect, linear, acute, glabrous, coriaceous, narrowly subpetiolate base below leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, many flowered inflorescence with ovate, obtuse to apiculate bracts

Schlechter states that the flowers are red-brown with a lip that is yellow towards the apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *THe Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; photo plant only ok