Cleisostoma filiforme (Lindley) Garay 1972 SECTION Pilearia [Lindl.] Seiden. 1975

Another Angle

Photos by Timothy Choltco


Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Dale and Deni Borders

Part sunWarmTo HotSummer TO Fall

Common Name The Thread-Shaped Cleisostoma - In China Jin Ta Ge Ju Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam as a small to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that has a pendulous, terete, internoded stem carrying semi-terete, distant, elongate, filiform, cylindric, acuminate leaves blooming in the summer and fall on a curved, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, racemose, laxly several to many [30] flowered inflorescence with minute lanceolate bracts.

Synonyms Saccolabium luisioides Gagnep. 1950; *Sarcanthus filiformis Lindl. 1842

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as Sarcanthus filiformis; Orchid Flora Of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing hmm; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo ok The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Sarcanthus filiformis drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 10 1958 drawing as Sarcanthus filiformis; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Sarcanthus filiformis; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Sarcanthus filiformis drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as Sarcanthus filiformis drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Botansisk Arkiv Bind 29 N. R. 2 Orchid Genera in Thailand II Cleisostoma Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Indian Orchids a Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 6 1982 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 photo good; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo hmm; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District, Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo hmm; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing good; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; Taiwania 60(3):107-116, 2015 - New species of the genus Cleisostoma in the flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Tich and Canh; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;