Cleisostoma rostratum (Lindl.) Garay 1972 SECTION Subulata seiden 1975

Common Name The Beaked Cleisostoma

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia Vietnam, Hong Kong and China as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, pendent, leafy stem carrying thick, fleshy, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, pendulous, to 3.5" [to 8.75 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cleisostoma fordii Hance 1876; Cleisostoma simondianum (Gagnep.) Garay 1972; Saccolabium simondii Gagnep. 1951; Sarcanthus fordii (Hance) Rolfe 1903; Sarcanthus laosensis Guillaumin 1964; *Sarcanthus rostratus Lindl. ex Hook. 1825; Sarcanthus simondianus Gagnep. 1951; Vanda recurva Hook. 1825; Vanda rostrata G.Lodd. 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Sarcanthus rostratus; Die Orchideen lieferung 21 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 drawing ok/photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Taiwania 60(3):107-116, 2015 - New species of the genus Cleisostoma in the flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Tich and Canh