Cryptostylis javanica J.J. Sm. 1921

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website


Common Name The Javan Cryptostylis

Flower Size

Found in Java at elevations of 250 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial and differs from C arachnites by having an "erect lip that does not curve forward and is more distinctly spotted" and larger flowers on much longer, 24" [60 cm] long, inflorescence with at least 40 flowers when it is fully extended and blooms in the spring.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 8 2007 photo fide;