Cleisostoma montanum (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1972

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by J B Comber and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Rernz Herbaria Website.

Part Shade cool Spring

Common Name The Mountain Loving Cleisostoma

Flower Size .23" [3mm]

Found in Java in shade on tree trunks at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a pendulous stem becoming erect towards the apex and carrying 6 to 8, stiff, fleshy, strap-shaped, obliquely bilobed apically with obtuse lobes leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, to 8" [20 cm] long, stiff, downwards pointing, paniculate, many branched towards the middle of the panicle, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Sarcanthus montanus J.J.Sm. 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; The Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide