Cleisostoma crochetii (Guillaumin) Garay 1972 SECTION Cleisostoma Seiden 1975 Photo by Ekkehard Schwadtke and Orchid Garden Khaolak

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Marc Flandre

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George


Common Name Crochet's Cleisostoma

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on mossy branches of old gnarled, dwarf trees as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 2 rows, of thickened, leathery, green leaves with maroon stains if left if more sun that blooms in the summer and fall on a pendant, paniculate, to 5 branched, 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with up to 15 open at a time, successive opening flowers.

Synonyms Blumeorchis crochetii (Guillaumin) Szlach. 2003 ; *Sarcanthus crochetii Guillaumin 1956; Sarcanthus tricornis Seidenfadden 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Genera in Thailand Cleisostoma Seidenfaden 1975; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 drawing ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Taiwania 60(3):107-116, 2015 - New species of the genus Cleisostoma in the flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Tich and Canh