Ceratostylis jacobsonii J.J.Sm. 1920

Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name Jacobson's Ceratostylis

Flower Size .44" [1.1 cm]

Found in western Sumatra in montane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a pendent, branching rhizome giving rise to terete, often adpressed to the rhizome stems carrying ovate to lanceolate-ovate, obliquely obtuse, thickly fleshy leaves that blooms on an apical, .16 to .24" [3.5 to 6 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence and carrying flowers with the sepals and petals light yellow with a greenish hue, the lip is light yellow and the column is transparent white.

J J Smith states that this species is similar to C graminea, C robusta and C crassipetala.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;