Cleisostoma buruense (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1972

Side View of Flower Photo by Dr Ed de Vogel © and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Another Angle


Plant Photos by Dr. E.F. de Vogel, courtesy of André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Single Flowered Cleisostoma

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in the Moluccas at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short to slightly elongated with age stem carrying, strap shaped, basally clasping, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms on an axillary, longer than the leaves, 2 to 4 branched, many flowered inflorescence with persistent, triangular floral bracts and carrying successive, fleshy flowers with 6 open at any one time.

Synonyms *Sarcanthus buruensis J.J.Sm. 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2005