Cystorchis rostellata J.J.Sm. 1929 Plant Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Common Name or Meaning The Beaked Cystorchis

Flower Size 1/4" [7.3mm]

Found in New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent, ascending stem carrying 4, ovate, shortly triangular-subacuminate, basally rounded, margin crisped, 5 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the channeled, slender petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, apically somewhat densely few flowered, pubescent, 4.8" [12 cm] long, with 2 bract-like, pubescent, adpressed scales and ovate-lanceolate, gradually subacuminate-narrowed, acute, concave floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;