Cleisostoma kerrii Seidenf. 1975 SECTION Cleisostoma


Plant and Flowers Photos by André Schuiteman, courtesy of L.K. Westra, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III


Common Name Kerr's Cleisostoma [English Amatuer Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size 3/4" [7.5 mm]

Found in Thailand as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying several, distichous, oblong-ligulate, unequally bilobed apically, obtuse, conduplicate below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the summer on several, axillary, 7.2" [18 cm] long, successively, many flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION!!!! Seidenfaden states that this species is similar to C odoratum but differs mainly in the unbranched inflorescence, but it seems that the inflorescence photo above has a branched inflorescence so PLEASE USE WITH CAUTION!!!! It does match Seidenfadens drawing quite well except in the fact that the apex of the lip is at an angle to the midlobe.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Dansk Botansisk Arkiv Bind 29 N. R. 2 Orchid Genera in Thailand II Cleisostoma Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide except for the apex of the lip being at an angle to the midlobe; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009