Cleisostoma fissicors (Ridl.) Seidenf. & J.J.Wood 1992 SECTION Cleisostoma Drawing by Ong Poh Teck and The Biological Diversity Clearing House Mechanism Website

Common Name The Split Heart Cleisostoma

Flower Size .32" [8mm]

Found in Malaysia in primary and secondary forests at elevations around 850 to 1100 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 2 rows, stiff, leathery, strap-shaped, rounded and bilobed apically, narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, descending, elongating, slender, purplish, paniculate, to 3 branched, to 16" [40 cm] long, successively several, many flowered inflorescence carrying sometimes sweetly fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Saccolabium fissicors Ridl. 1907; Sarcanthus fissicors (Ridl.) J.J.Sm. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Penninsular Malyasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide