Cleisostoma gjellerupii (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1972

Plant and Flower originally determinaed as C palludosum

Plant and Flower Photos by Andre Schuitteman and P.J.Cribb and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Rernz Herbaria Website.

Part Sun Cold Spring

Common Name Gjellerup's Cleisostoma

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in wet peaty glades at elevations around 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with stout, glabrous stems carrying towards the apex densely, many, patent, fleshy, glabrous, oblong-ovate, obliquely bilobed apically, obtuse, broadly truncate and subamplexicaulous basally leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, glabrous, patent to spreading, terete, ribbed, usually flexuous, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, 15 to 30 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 basal bracts and 1 to 2 bracts higgher up and carrying glabrous, ovate-triangular, boat-shaped, obtuse, 1 nerved floral bracts.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Cleisostoma paludosum (P.Royen) T.M.Reeve 1981; *Sarcanthus gjellerupii J.J.Sm. 1912; Sarcanthus paludosus P.Royen 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea Van Royen 1979 as Sarcanthus paludosus drawing ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014;