Ceratostylis philippinensis Rolfe 1905

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by OrchidMania

FragrancePart ShadeHot to Warm Winter Spring Summer to Fall

Common Name The Philippine Ceratostylis

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

, Found in the Philippines in montane forests at elevations of 700 to 2100 meters as miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte that grows into dense mats with small terete pseudobulbs enveloped by sheaths and has a solitary, terete, fleshy, linear leaf, that blooms in almost all seasons from the dry, brown sheaths at the base of the pseudobulb carrying a solitary, fragrant flowers arising basally on a new growth with a .4" [1 cm] long inflorescence.

May be mounted in a wood slat basket or on cork and is an easy plant to grow.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchidaceae of German Papua New Guinea Schlechter 1985; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide