!Cleisomeria lanatum Lindl. ex G. Don 1855

Flower Closeup

Photos by Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page

Part shade Warm LATESpringSummer

Common Name The Wooly Cleisomeria - In Thailand Kho Kwang

Flower Size 1/5" [.5 cm]

Found in Myanamar, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Borneo in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short, stout stem carrying linear-oblong, broadly 2 lobed, thickly coriaceous, keeled leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a 4 to 7" [10 to 17.5 cm] long, pendant, branching, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Cleisostoma lanatum Lindl. 1849; Gastrochilus lanatus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Saccolabium lanatum (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890; Sarcanthus lanatus (Lindl.) Holttum 1947; Uncifera maxilla-leonis Guillaumin 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1892 as Cleisostoma lanatuum drawing; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Saccolabium lanatum drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Saccolabium lanatum; Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:288 Holttum 1947 as Sarcanthus lanatus; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 as Sarcanthus lanatus drawing fide; Opera Botanica # 95 Seidenfaden 1988/photo drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as Sarcanthus lanatus photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide