Cleisostoma uraiense (Hayata) Garay & H.R.Sweet 1974

Photo by Peter O'Byrne, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Hot Warm Spring SummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Mt Wu-Rai Cleisostoma [Mountain in Taiwan] - In Japan Urai-mukade-ran - In China Lu Hua Ge Ju Lan

Flower Size .2" [6 mm]

Found in Taiwan, Borneo? and the Philippines in mossy hill forests at elevations of sea level to 815 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect to subpendulous stems carrying 2 ranked, leathery, unequally notched apically, strap-shaped, linear, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a racemose to paniculate, arising opposite the leaves, 20" [50 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with rigid, scale-like floral bracts.

Synonyms Cleisostoma viridescens (Fukuy.) Garay 1972; Sarcanthus micranthus Ames 1915; *Sarcanthus uraiensis Hayata 1919; Sarcanthus viridescens Fukuy. 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing ok; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Sarcanthus micranthus; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 ?; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo good; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide;