Cystorchis javanica (Blume) Blume 1859

Photo by André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website


Full ShadeHot Warm

Common Name The Javanese Cystorchis

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found from Borneo and Java in primary lowland and hill forests at elevations of sea-level to 700 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial. Similar to C variegata but differs mostly in the color of the leaves, this one has dark wine red, more finely undulate leaves , closer spaced flowers, with greenish and boadened basally, reddish in the center and paler apically on the sepals with white, oblong-linear, margins finely pilose petals and has a basally white, reddish in the center, paler towards the apex lip and a smaller apical lamina.

Cystorhcis variegata has light green with dark green tessellated, more finely undulate leaves, sepals colored yellowish basally, reddish brown centrally, and cream apically, petals that are lanceolate and white and a lip with a small 1/2 round almost triangular lamina.

Synonyms Anoectochilus javanicus (Blume) B.S.Williams 1862; Cystorchis variegata var. purpurea Ridl. 1896; *Hetaeria javanica Blume 1825;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as C variegata var purpurea; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 as C variegata var purpurea drawing not = C variegata; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 as C aphylla drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C variegata var purpurea; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as Cystorchis variegata var. purpurea; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #3 2010 leaf only photo fide;