Cleisostoma appendiculatum (Lindl.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex B.D.Jacks.1893 SECTION Pilearia TYPE for the section Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing Drawing by J D Hooker

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Common Name The Appendaged Cleisostoma

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Assam, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Myanmar as a small to medium sized epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf bearing sheaths carrying terete, acute, channeled above, basally clasping below leaves that blooms in the later summer on an axillary, short to 2" [to 5 cm], 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying waxy flowers

Synonyms *Aerides appendiculata Lindl. 1833; Cleisostoma hincksianum (Rchb.f.) Garay 1972; Sarcanthus appendiculatus (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890; Sarcanthus hincksianus Rchb.f. 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 22 Hooker 1893 as Sarcanthus appendiculatus drawing ok; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya King & Pantling 1898 as Sarcanthus appendiculatus drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Sarcanthus appendiculatus; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 #4 1958 as Sarcanthus appendiculatus drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Saracanthus appendiculatus; Dansk Botansisk Arkiv Bind 29 N. R. 2 Orchid Genera in Thailand II Cleisostoma Seidenfaden 1975; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing/photo fide