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

Part shade Hot LATER Fall

Common Name The Water Loving Ceratostylis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 450 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to thin, glabrous, subfiliform, terete pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, shortly erect, glabrous, coriaceous, flat, narrowly ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later fall on an apical, fasciculate, several flowered inflorescence.

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


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 as M drawing fide