Ceratostylis piepersii J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Ceratostylis

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Shiva Ramli and The Wild Orchids Of Sumatra Website

Full shade Warm Cool

Common Name or Meaning Pieper's Ceratostylis

Flower Size.1" [2.5 mm]

Found in western Sumatra at elevations around 1100 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, tufted, terete, green, fleshy stems carrying a single, apical, erect, subulate, acute, fleshy leaf that blooms on .12" [3 mm] long, in a head-like fascile of many successively single inflorescence carrying sordid purple flowers with a yellow lip.

Close to C subulata but differs in the slightly shorter mentum snd lip apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;