Cleisostoma complicatum (Seidenf.) Garay 1972 SECTION Complicatum

Inflorescence Photo by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Part Sun Hot LATERSpring Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Folded Together Cleisostoma

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Thailand and northwestern Malaysia in lowland forests on trees at elevations around 250 meters as a large sized, hot, pendent growing epiphyte with an elongate, frequently branching, pendent stem carrying well spaced, secund, terete, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring, summer and early fall on an subhorizontal to descending , 10 to 24" [25 to 60 cm] long, racemose, to 12 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms Echioglossum complicatum (Seidenf.) Szlach. 1995; *Sarcanthus complicatus Seidenf 1970;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1965 as Sarcanthus sp #16 pg 686 fig 510 drawing fide; Dansk Botansisk Arkiv Bind 29 N. R. 2 Orchid Genera in Thailand II Cleisostoma Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 drawing ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide

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