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

Part shade Warm LATEWinterEARLY Spring

Common Name The Black Brown Cover Ceratostylis [refers to the basal sheaths on the pseudobulbs]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to thin, terete, glabrous pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, glabrous, subulate, slightly sulcate above, acute leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an apical, generally many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are muddy red in color and there are large brown sheaths at the bases of the pseudobulbs.


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