Ceratostylis incognita J.T.Atwood & J.Beckner 1999 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another flower Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.


Common Name The So Far Unknown Ceratostylis

Flower Size 2/3" [1.5 cm]

Found on Luzon in the Philippines at elevations of 750 to 1500 meters in brighty lit locations as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pendulous, branching stems carrying a narrow, terete leaf basally enveloped with scarious brown sheaths from which arise in the fall, winter and spring a short inflorescence carrying a single flower held at the leaf base.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2003; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 photo fide;