Cleisostoma muticum (Rchb.f.) Garay 1972

Side View of flower Photos by Shiva Ramli and The Wild Orchids of Sumatra Website

Partial Sun Warm Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning

Flower Size .3" [8mm]

Found in Java and Sumatra at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pendulous, terete, branching stems carrying, linear, thickly fleshy, acute, oval and almost terete in cross-section, furrowed above, curved leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, branching, to 2' [60 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising with triangular, obtuse floral bracts.

Synonyms *Echioglossum muticum Rchb.f. 1855; Raciborskanthos muticus (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 2003; Saccolabium muticum (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1911; Sarcanthus muticus (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Echioglossum muticum; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Saracanthus muticus; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Saracanthus muticus drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 198drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok