Cleisostoma scortechinii (Hook.f.) Garay 1972 SECTION Subulata Seiden 1975



Photos by Photo by Dr de Vogel from the Orchis project website


Common Name Scortechin's Cleisostoma [Italian Minister and Botanist in Malaysia 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra in lowland, podosol and peat swamp forests at elevations of sealevel to 600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a stout, pendulous, apically upturned, elongate inflorescence carrying lanceolate, abruptly narrrowing near the apex, keeled below, slightly unequal apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring summer and fall on a simple to branched, pointed straight down, rigid, gradually lengthening to 16" [40 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Saccolabium scortechinii (Hook.f.) Ridl. 1907; *Sarcanthus scortechinii Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Sarcanthus scortechni drawing ok; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 as Saracanthus scortechini drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Sarcanthus scortechinii; Dansk Botansisk Arkiv Bind 29 N. R. 2 Orchid Genera in Thailand II Cleisostoma Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide; Taiwania 60(3):107-116, 2015 - New species of the genus Cleisostoma in the flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Tich and Canh