Cleisostoma parishii (Hook.f.) Garay 1972

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Drawing by Walter Hood Fitch and Published in Curtis Botanical Magazine

Part shadeHot Warm Spring

Common Name Parish's Cleisostoma [English Missionary and Orchid Collector 1800's]] In China Duan Jing Ge Ju Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in China and Myanmar on tree trunks in broad leafed evergreen forests at elevations up to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a stout stem enveloped by leaf bases and carrying several to many, distichous, lorate, slightly fleshy to thickly coriaceous, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, much longer than the leaves, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, arising from the lower nodes of the stem, sometimes branched, sparsely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Sarcanthus parishii Hook.f. 1860

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Sarcanthus parishii; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Sarcanthus parishii drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 as Sarcanthus parishii drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Sarcanthus parishii; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;