Cleisostoma nangongense Z.H.Tsi 1989

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Liu Yan and The Chinese Plant Photo Website


Common Name The Nan Gong Cleisostoma - In China Nan Gong Ge Ju Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China in broadleaved evergreen forests on tree trunks at elevations around 1700 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with pendulous, slender, branched or not stems carrying many semi-terete, slender, channeled adaxially, fleshy, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late spring on a lateral, usually unbranched, slender, 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with membraneous, ovate, obtuse floral bracts and carrying fleshy wide open flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;