Ceratostylis octomerioides J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 2010

Plant and Flowers Photo by Tom Ballinger and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common NameThe Octomeria-Like Ceratostylis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in upper hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, cylindrical stems enveloped by 5 to 6 brown to reddish brown, imbricate, acute, reticulate nerved sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thick, tough, rigid, narrowly elliptic, elliptic to oblanceolate, minutely obliquely, acutely or obtusely bilobed apically, cuneate and conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the later fall and early winter on a shortly pubescent, 1" [2.5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with an oblong-triangular, acute, concave, thin, transparent, glabrous, floral bracts.

Similar to Ceratostylis borneensis but differs mostly in the plant which in this case has wide elliptic to oblanceolate leaves instead of thinner, elongate linear leaves.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 drawing/photo fide;