Ceratostylis hainanensis Z.H.Tsi 1995

Photo courtesy of Warmly Biotechnology Orchids Website

Common Name The Hainan Ceratostylis - In China Niu Jiao Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in Hainan province of China in forests on trees and on rocks along stream sides at elevations around 700 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with clustered, unbranched stems with reddish brown, ovate to ovate-lanceolate basal sheaths and carrying a linear-oblanceolate, articulate, unequally bilobed apically to sometimes unlobed, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a terminal, usually single floweed inflorescence with persistent, amplexicaul basally, scarious floral bracts and carrying a fragrant flower

Synonyms Ceratostylis caespitosa (Rolfe) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Eria caespitosa Rolfe 1896; Trichotosia caespitosa (Rolfe) Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven Deyuan 2010 drawing plant only; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide