Chrysoglossum ensigerum W.Burgh & de Vogel 1997 Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The ? Chrysoglossum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northern Sumatra at elevations of 1366 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with tapering apically pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, acuminate, varigated often silver streaked, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, peduncle to 16.8" [42 cm] long, 4 sheathed, rachis more slender, to 8" [20 cm] long, to 24" [60 cm] long, to 12 flowered inflorescence with spreading, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying flowers that are .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm] apart. .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Van der Burgh & De Vogel 1997 drwaing fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001