Cleisostoma equestre Seidenf. 1992 SECTION Paniculata Seiden 1975 Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade HotWarm

Common Name The Riding Cleisostoma [possibly refers to the position of the flower on the inflorescence]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Vietnam as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped by leaf bases carrying a few, oblong, obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms on an axillary, pendent, 8" [20 cm] long, successively few, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Taiwania 60(3):107-116, 2015 - New species of the genus Cleisostoma in the flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Tich and Canh