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

Part shade Hot LATEWinterEARLY Spring

Common Name The Creek Loving Ceratostylis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to thin, terete pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, glabrous, short, subulate, slightly sulcate above, slightly incurved, acute leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an apical, fasciculate, few flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are muddy red with the lip being yellow towards the apex.


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