Cleisostoma menghaiense Z.H.Tsi 1983

Plant and Flowers Photos by J Levy and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sun Warm Cool Summer EARLIERFall

Common Name The Menghai Cleisostoma [An area of southeastern and southern Yunnan China] - In China Menghai ge ju lan

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in southeastern and southern Yunnan China on tree trunks along forest margins at elevations of 700 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, unbranched stem carrying 5 to 6, distichous, subbasal, flat, linear or narrowly oblong, fleshy, acute, basal half condulicate base leaves that blooms in the summer and earlier fall on a from near the base of the stem pendulous, longer than the leaves, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, branched or not, laxly many flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts.

CAUTION With the references available to me at this time I cannot be personally sure of this determination


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;