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

Part shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Snow White Ceratostylis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to thin, filiform pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, glabrous, terete, subulate-filiform, acute leaf that blooms in the winter on an apical, fasciculate, few flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white and the lip is hairy


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