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

Part shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Ficinia Like Ceratostylis [An African Plant Genus]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to thin, filiform pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, glabrous, slightly furrowed above, subulate-filiform, terete, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on an apical, fasciculate, several flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are a muddy reddish color with white petals and a pale yellow fronted lip


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide;