Cleisostoma recurvum (Hook.) ined SECTION Subulata seiden 1975

Common Name The Recurved 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; *Vanda recurva Hook. 1825

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

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