Cryptostylis acutata J.J.Sm. 1921

Another Flower Angle

Photos by John Varigos and his Pbase Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Pointed Cryptostylis

Flower Size 1.3" [3.25 cm]

Found in Java, Sumatra, Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 900 to 2700 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a short fleshy rhizome giving rise to erect, obliquely ovate, acute, acuminate, obliquely rounded basally, shiny green above, paler beneath, dull purple spotted [not blotched], petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terete, pale green, longitudinally striped, to 16" [40 cm] long, slightly zig zag, lax, many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, long acuminate floral bracts that are pressed against the ovary


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as C acutata var borneensis, Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo good