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

Part shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Yellow Ceratostylis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to thin, filiform pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, glabrous, thick, subulate-filiform, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on an apical, fasciculate, few flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are sulphur yellow with a golden yellow lip.


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