Ceratostylis inflata Schltr. 1912 SECTION Ceratostylis

Another View of flower

Another View of flower

Side View of flower Photos by Art Vogel

Type Drawing

Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Inflated Ceratostylis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 450 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with terete, glabrous pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, lanceolate, acuminate leaf that blooms in the fall on a short, few flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are reddish on the outside and whitish on the inside with the lip being yellow towards the apex.


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