Cleisostoma inflatum (Rolfe) Garay 1972 SECTION Paniculata Seiden 1975

Photo by Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

Part shade Warm

Common Name The Inflated Cleisostoma [refers to the inflated sac-like lip]

Flower Size

Found in Vietnam and Sabah and Sarawk Borneo in lowland limestone hill forests at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a warm growing epiphyte.

Synonyms Cleisostoma ridleyi Garay 1972; Garayanthus inflatus (Rolfe) Szlach. 1995; Saccolabium laxum Ridl. 1908; Saccolabium ramosum Ridl. 1905; *Sarcanthus inflatus Rolfe 1906; Sarcanthus ridleyi J.J.Sm. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood Beaman and Beamna 1993 as C ridleyi; A Checklist Of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as C ridleyii; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 as C ridleyii; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Taiwania 60(3):107-116, 2015 - New species of the genus Cleisostoma in the flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Tich and Canh