Ceratostylis ampullacea Kraenzl. 1893 SECTION Ceratostylis


Leaf and Flowers

Plant in Situ

Photos By David Kuehn

Common Name The Vein Like Ceratostylis [refers to the sheaths]

Flower Size .2" [3mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra in low moss and scrub in lower and upper montane forests at elevations of 500 to 3200 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with very close set stems enveloped basally by 3 to 4 sheaths and carrying almost terete, shallowly grooved above leaves that blooms on a fascile of very short, single flowered inflorescence with the flower held against the mid leaf

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Similar in many ways to C subulata but this one has much longer, more slender stems and a longer mentum.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011