Cystorchis stenoglossa Schltr. 1912

Plant and Flowers in situ SumatraPhotos by J B Comber and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Thin Lipped Cystorchis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in northern Sumatra at elevations around 670 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with a terete, glabrous, minutely glandular towards the inflorescence stem carrying 4 to 6, spreading, dull velvety brown with lighter blotches, obliquely ovate-ellipitc, glabrous, apiculate, rounded below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, dense, three to seven flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, equal to slightly larger than the ovaries floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra JB Comber 2001 photo fide;