Cleisostoma lohii P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Subulatum Photo by Peter O'Byrne

Common Name Loh's Cleisostoma [Dr Loh Seck Poh Malaysian Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in hill dipterocarp forests at elevations around 450 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a simple, short, cylindrical, leafy throughout stem carrying 6 to 7, spreading, two rowed, linear, slightly constricted below the acute, sharp apex, much thickened, sraight to nearly decurved, stiff, V to U shaped groove along the adaxial surface, green leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral, from the lower part of the stem, peduncle dirty brown with white marks, 6.4 to 8" [16 to 20 cm] long ovarall, arching to descending, rachis to 5.2" [13 cm] long, successively 4 to 20, 60 to 70 flowered inflorescence with ovate, obtuse, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 O'Byrne & J J Verm. 2009 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 2011 photo fide;