Ceratostylis retisquama Rchb.f 1857 SECTION Pleuranthemum Photo courtesy of Edwin Wittmann

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Common Name The scientific name refers to the scale-like bracts on the rhizome

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

A nice, small sized, terete psuedobulb and tough, linear-falcate leaf, it flowers arise from the dry, brown sheaths at the base of the pseudobulb, and grows into dense mats. It is a warm to hot growing epiphytic plant found at elevations up to 500 meters, freeflowering in almost all seasons with a solitary or pair of, short-lived flowers arising on a short stalk on a new growth at the base, and comes from the Philippines. It may be mounted in a wood slat basket or on cork and is an easy plant to grow.

Synonyms Ceratostylis latipetala Ames 1910; Ceratostylis rubra Ames 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as C rubra; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 3 1987 drawing; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2003; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980 as C rubra; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1982; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C rubra; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; A to Z of SE Asian Orchid Species O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 as C rubraphoto good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;