Cleisostoma flexum (Rchb.f.) Garay 1972

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower

Photos by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Bent Cleisostoma [refers to the spur]

Flower Size .52 to .56" [1.3 to 1.4 cm]

Found in Borneo in hill forests at elevations around 300 to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a mostly unbranched stem carrying spreading, strap-shaped, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, stiffly horizontal then arching to pendent, paniculate, to 5 branched, each branch to 6" [15 cm] long, peduncle to 6" [15 cm] long, dull green with brown or maroon marks to 16" [40 cm] long, successively 25, 130 flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Garayanthus flexus (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 1995; *Sarcanthus flexus Rchb.f. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 Peter O'Byrne 2009 drawing/photo fide