Ceratostylis anceps Blume 1825

Another Angle Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Double Edged Ceratostylis [Refers to the acute edged stem]

Flower Size .08" [2mm wide]

Found in western and central Java on branches of trees at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with very close set, flattened, acute edged stem carrying a single, lanceolate, unequally and shortly bilobed apically leaf that blooms in the fall on a sessile, successively few to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Ceratostylis gigas Rchb.f. 1857; Macrotis anceps (Blume) Breda 1830

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; The Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide;