Cleisostoma koeteiense (Schltr.) Garay 1972

Photo by Martin Epicphal and his Flickr Orchid Website

Part shade Hot

Common Name The Kotei Cleisostoma [An river in Kalimantan]

Flower Size .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm]

Found in Kalimantan and Sabah Borneo in in riverine, lowland and hill forests at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a suberect, branched stem carrying patent, strap-shaped, stiff, leathery, unequally bilobed apically, lobules rounded, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on an axillary, arching, descending to pendulous, usually paniculate, 0 to 3 branched, usually in the distal half, elongating during flowering, green sometimes with brown marks, [9 to 37 cm] long, to 70 flowered inflorescence with to 10 flowers open at any one time.

Synonyms *Saccolabium koeteiense Schltr. 1907; Sarcanthus koeteiensis (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist Of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011