Chiloschista javanica Schltr. 1919

Plant and Inflorescence Photo by LY Th Westra, courtesy ofDr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part Sun Hot Warm Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Java Chiloschista

Flower Size .35" [9mm]

Found only in Java at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short stem with gray green roots and when present, small, lanceolate, fleshy, hairy leaves and blooms in the spring on a pendant, densely hairy, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers

CAUTION!!Said to be synomonous with C lunifera with C lunifera taking precedence but I have left them separate pending more research.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as C lunifera in error actually C javanica; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as C lunifera in error actually C javanica drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide