!Cordiglottis westenenkii J.J.Sm. 1922

Photo by Azhar Ismail and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by J.J.Sm and The Malesian Orchid Genera Website

Full Shade Warm

Common Name or Meaning Westenenk's Cordiglottis

Flower Size .44" [1.1 cm]

Found in Sumatra and Borneo at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a terete stem carrying spreading, long, thin, terete, obtuse leaves that blooms on a slender, glabrous, spreading, thickened towards the apex, 1.4" [3.4 cm] long, dense and successively, many flowered inflorescence with triangular, concave, strongly keeled dorsally, fleshy floral bracts.

Synonyms Thrixspermum westenenkii (J.J.Sm.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo, Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014;