Cleisostoma striatum (Rchb.f.) N.E.Br. 1882 SECTION Echioglossum [Bl.] Seiden 1975

Photo by Eric Hunt

Flower without apical lip appendage

Photo by A & K. Petrzelka.

Hot Cool Spring Summer

Common Name The Striate Cleisostoma - In China Duan Xu Ge Ju Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Chinese Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, southern China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Borneo in shady places beside streams in hill forests at elevations of 400 to 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a pendulous, monopodial erect, stem carrying many, linear, basally constricted and attenuate to the stem, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, few flowered, .6" [1.5 cm] long, thickened , angled inflorescence.

Synonyms Cleisostoma brevipes Hook.f. 1890; Cleisostoma krempfii (Guillaumin) Garay 1972; Cleisostoma piliferum (Guillaumin) Garay 1972; Echioglossum striatum Rchb.f. 1879; Raciborskanthos striatus (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 2003; Sarcanthus brevipes (Hook.f.) J.J.Sm. 1912; Sarcanthus krempfii Guillaumin 1930; Sarcanthus pilifer Guillaumin 1965; Sarcanthus striatus (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Cleisostoma brevipes drawing hmm; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as C brevipes drawing fide without forked appendage at the lip apex see second photo fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as C brevipes drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 as Sarcanthus striatus drawing fide; Dansk Botansisk Arkiv Bind 29 N. R. 2 Orchid Genera in Thailand II Cleisostoma Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Indian Orchids A Guide to IDentification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 drawing ok; The Orchids of penninsular Malaysia Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 Drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Echioglossum striatum; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; Taiwania 60(3):107-116, 2015 - New species of the genus Cleisostoma in the flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Tich and Canh Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide; ;