Ceratostylis calcarata Schltr. 1912 SECTION Ceratostylis Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool LATER Fall

Common Name The Spurred Ceratostylis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1100 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to thin, glabrous, subfiliform, terete pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, shortly erect, glabrous, subulate, slightly sulcate above, terete, acute leaf that blooms in the later fall on an apical, fasciculate, few flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are muddy reddish with white petals and the lip being golden yellow towards the apex.


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