Cleisostoma pacificum P.J.Cribb & B.A.Lewis 1989 Drawing by Sue Wickison

Common Name The Pacific Cleisostoma

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in New Caledonia and Vanuatu at elevations around 350 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect to pendent-arcuate, leafy stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths carrying distichous, spreading, coriaceous, linear, unequally roundly bilobed apically leaves that blooms on an axillary, paniculate to rarely unbranched, peduncle terete, [17 to 25 cm] long, branches 1 to 2.8" [2.5 to 7 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with triangular, spreading to reflexed floral bracts and carrying small flowers with whitish, pale green or yellow tepals and a white lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & P Cribb 1989 drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide ;