Ceratostylis scariosa Ridl. 1923 SECTION Pleuranthermum

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shadeCool

Common Name The Scarious Ceratostylis

Flower Size .442" [1.15 cm] long,

Found in northern Sumatra at elevations of 1400 to 1700 meters as a cool growing epiphyte with a long and pendulous, branchong rhizome giving rise to very short, widely spaced stems carrying a linear-lanceolate, narrowing towards the apex, petiolate base leaf that blooms in bundles, peduncles .64 [1.6 cm] long, thin, hairy, single flowered inflorescence with oblong-triangular, acute, concave floral bracts and carrying cream colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *J. Malayan Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. 1: 96 Ridley 1923; REINWARDTIA Vol 1 Donk & Steenis 1950 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;