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

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Glabrous Flowered Ceratostylis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to thin, glabrous, terete pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, glabrous, coriaceous, flat, linear, longly acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an apical, fasciculate, few flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are reddish with a golden yellow apex to the lip.


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