!Sarcostoma javanica Bl. 1825

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

Part shadeHotTo Warm LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Java Sarcostoma

Flower Size .33" [8 mm]

A miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that is found in Java, Sumatra, Cambodia and penninsular Malaysia at elevations of 250 to 1200 meters with a short, branching, rhiozome giving rise to very short stems enveloped by withered sheaths and carrying 2, linear, thick, fleshy, shortly and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence with very short lived, wide open flowers.

Synonyms Ceratostylis cryptantha Ridl. 1912; Ceratostylis linearis Ridl. 1912; Dendrobium javanicum Miq. 1859; Dendrobium sarcostoma Lindl. 1830; Sarcostoma lineare [Ridl] Carr 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide