Ceratostylis tricallifera J.J.Sm. 1920

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Three Callous Carrying Ceratostylis

Flower Size

Found in western Sumatra in montane forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a long, pendulous, branching rhizome enveloped by imbricating bracts with terete stems that continue into the lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms on an apical, pubescent, .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

J J Smith compared this species to C robusta but differs in the not acuminate leaves, smaller flowers and an anther that is longer than the column arms.


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