Cleisomeria pilosulum (Gagnep.) Seidenf. & Garay 1972

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Ekkehard Schwadtke and his Lanta Orchid Nursery Photo Page

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Plant and Flowers Photos by Peter O'Byrne, courtesy of Jaap Vermeulen, André Schuiteman and Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Very Hairy Cleisomeria [refers to the rachis and the backs of the sepals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand at elevations around 300 to 400 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing, monopodial epiphyte with a short, erect stem carrying a few, strap-shaped, conduplicate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an axillary, through the old leaf sheaths, pendant, 3.6" [9 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with the pubescent flowers all in the apical third.

Synonyms *Cleisostoma pilosulum Gagnep. 1932; Saccolabium pilosulum (Gagnep.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Sarcanthus sp TS 4785; *Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972; Opera Botanica # 95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok