Ceratostylis longipes Schltr. 1912 SECTION Ceratostylis Drawing By Lewis & Cribb 1991

TYPE Drawing Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name The Long Column Foot Ceratostylis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to thin, terete pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, broadly gooved on one side, almost terete, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on 3 to 5, apical, several flowered inflorescence with papery, lanceolate bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish white with a reddish spur and a golden yellow apex to the lip and the column tinged with purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide but flower drawing is P not C switched c = C subulata