Cleisostoma javanicum (Blume) Garay 1972 SECTION Echioglossum [Bl.] Seiden 1975 TYPE for the section

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Common Name The Javanese Cleisostoma

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Java as a low growing forest epiphyte in moist areas at elevations of 500 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing, monopodial epiphyte with a pendulous, leafy in the apical half, robust stem carrying narrowly lanceolate, thickly fleshy, slightly subulate, minutely oblique apically with a central spike that blooms in the fall on an axillary, pendulous, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, racemose,successively 1 to 4, many flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts and carries sequential blooming flowers, opening over 2 to 3 days.

Synonyms *Echioglossum javanicum Blume 1825; Echioglossum minax Rchb.f. 1860; Echioglossum quartum Rchb.f. 1864; Raciborskanthos minax (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 1995; Sarcanthus javanicus (Blume) J.J.Sm. 1905; Sarcanthus quartus (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Sarcanthus javanica; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Sarcanthus javanica drawing fide; Dansk Botannisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand Cleisostoma Bl. Seidenfaden 1975; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014;