Ceratostylis truncata J.J.Sm. 1927

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Part shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Truncate Ceratostylis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .44" [1.1 cm] long

Found in western Sumatra in montane forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a long, pendulous, branching rhizome with 1" [2.5 cm] between each, adpressed to the rhizome, very short, oval in cross-section pseudobulbs carrying a single, lanceolate, acuminate, shortly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter from fasciles of .8" [2 cm] long, wooly, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; REINWARDTIA Vol 1 Donk & Steenis 1950 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;