Cleisostoma suffusum (Ridl.) Garay 1972 SECTION Cleisostoma

Side View of Flowers


Photos by Peter O'Byrne .

Hot Warm Spring

Common Name The Interspersed Cleisostoma

Flower Size .34" [8.5 mm]

Found in Malaysia and Sumatra in hill forests and rubber plantations on tree trunks and branches at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing monopodial epiphyte with a short stem carrying 2 rows of, strap-shaped, slightly unequally bilobed apically, lobes rounded, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, horizontal to drooping, lax, paniculate, 1 to 2 branched, many flowered, 5.2 to 12" [13 to 30 cm] long, green with blackish spots, angular inflorescence arising from near the base of the stem

Synonyms *Saccolabium suffusum Ridl. 1905; Saccolabium validum Ridl. 1907; Sarcanthus kuyperi J.J.Sm. 1908; Sarcanthus suffusus (Ridl.) J.J.Sm. 1912; Sarcanthus validus (Ridl.) J.J.Sm. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 photo/drawing fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo not; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 P.O'Byrne 2015 photo/drawing fide;