Ceratostylis sarcostomatoides J.J.Sm. 1927

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade

Common Name The Sarcostoma Like Ceratostylis [Appears similar to a species in the genus Sarcostoma]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm] long

Found in west Sumatra without locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with close set, thin, few noded pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, lanceolate, acumnate , unequally bidentate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a few peduncle .24" [6 mm] long, finely hairy, single flowered inflorescence carrying mostly white flowers with a narrow brownish purple border along the lower half of the petals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3, 9: 150 J J Smith 1927; REINWARDTIA Vol 1 Donk & Steenis 1950 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;