Cleisostoma holttumii (Carr) Garay 1972 Photo/Drawing by Peter O'Byrne

Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden

Common Name Holttum's Cleisostoma [American Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in penninsular Malaysia without locality as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying fleshy, coriaceous, constricted below the unequally bilobed apex leaves that blooms on a 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively few, many flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with dull greenish yellow tepals with a brownish tint except at the edges and midline, and a white and yellow lip with lilac blotches.

Synonyms *Sarcanthus holttumii Carr 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide;