Cleisostoma rhyncholabium Garay 1972

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

Part Shade cool Fall

Common Name The Beak-Like Lip Cleisostoma

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations of 1200 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a thick, fleshy, slightly zig-zag and flattened stem carrying about 4, oblong but broader in the lower half, obtuse, green above purple beneath leaves that blooms in the fall on a pendent, simple, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with 3 tubular bracts and lanceolate, acute floral bracts

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Malleola callosa Carr 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide


Part shadeWarmColdSpring