Ceratostylis simplex Bl. 1825 Photo by Patricia Harding.

Part shadeCoolTo ColdFall

Common Name The Insignificant Ceratostylis

Flower Size 1/4" [6.5mm]

Endemic to western Java in montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with somewhat compressed, close set stems enveloped basally by a few sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly lanceolate, fleshy leaf that blooms in the fall on a sessile, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo OK