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Ceratostylis ciliolata

Ceratostylis ciliolata

Ceratostylis ciliolata J.J.Sm., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11 (1912) 275

Type: Gjellerup 410 (not BO, not L)

Stems terete, 4.8 cm long, 0.15 cm thick. Leaf subulate, acute, weakly grooved above, 2.5 by 0.14 cm. Inflorescences fascicled. Flowers 0.33 cm long. Sepals and of petals almost parallel. Median sepal oblong, obtuse, concave, 3-nerved, 0.24 cm long, 0.1 cm wide. Lateral sepals at the base obliquely dilated, deeply saccate-connate, obliquely oblong-triangular, obtuse, concave, slightly over 0.2 cm long, in total 0.3 cm long, slightly over 0.1 cm wide; mentum short, pointing backwards, subglobose, dorsally somewhat compressed, retuse, very sparsely pubescent, to the apex of the ovary 0.06-0.1 cm long. Petals subobliquely lanceolate, acute, concave, 1-nerved, 0.23 cm long, 0.07 cm wide. Lip concave, at the apex recurved, clawed, inside in the basal part with two puberulous keels, finely ciliate except on the claw, when flattened in outline narrowly elliptic, triangular-acuminate, subacute, at the apex somewhat thickened, 3-nerved, 0.3 by 0.13 cm. Column short, bipartite, 0.07 cm long, arms divergent, subelliptic, rounded, outside convex. Anther cucullate, in front weakly 3-lobed, broadly obtuse. Pollinia 8, pear-shaped. Column-foot very short, pointing backwards, scarcely 0.05 cm long. Ovary curved, pubescent, 0.16 cm long. (After Smith, 1915).

Flower pure white.

Epiphyte in lowland forest. Altitude 400 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Warm growing epiphyte.

Not known

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Podochileae
  • Subtribe Eriinae
  • Genus Ceratostylis
  • Section Ceratostylis
  • Species Ceratostylis ciliolata
  • Smith, J.J., Nova Guinea 12, 3 (1915) 265, t. 95, fig. 163

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Ceratostylis ciliolata

Ceratostylis ciliolata J.J.Sm., drawing J.J. Smith, from Gjellerup 410