Ceratostylis pulchella Holttum 1953

Plant in Situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Photo By David Kuehn

Common Name The Beautiful Ceratostylis

Flower Size 3/4" [8 mm]

Found in Malaysia at lower elevations as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with short, tufted stems enveloped by sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms on a to 1.6" [4 cm] long, pubescent, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 14:4 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing no flower?; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide