Ceratostylis graminea Blume 1825 LECTOPTYPE for the genus

Flower Open

Whole Plant

Photo by © Art Vogel

Part shade Warm toCool LATEWinter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Grass-Like Ceratostylis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sumatra and Java at elevations of 800 to 2600 meters as a miniature sized but large mat growing, warm to cold growing trunk epiphyte with a creeping, branching rhizome with .8 to 2" between each short stem carrying single, apical, very narrowly lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a to a few short, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts

Quite distinct because of the very long creeping rhizome.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide;