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Ceratostylis recurva

Ceratostylis recurva

Ceratostylis recurva J.J.Sm., Bull. Dép. Agric. Indes Néerl. 39 (1910) 6

Type: Römer, von 660 (holo BO?)

Stems close together, terete, 3.5-5.5 cm long, 0.18 cm diam. Leaf erect, terete, subulate-subacute, above obtusely grooved, 1.1 cm long, 0.15 cm diam.; sheath very short, concave, 0.16 cm long. Inflorescence capituliform, few-flowered, surrounded by dry scales, peduncle short, 1-flowered. Floral bracts triangular, acuminate, concave, membranous, 0.18 cm long. Flowers small, 0.48 cm long. Median sepal erect, lanceolate, narrowly obtuse, concave, 3-nerved, dorsally sparsely pubescent near the base, 0.33 cm long, 0.13 cm wide. Lateral sepals obliquely oblong-ovate, conical-acute, concave, 3-nerved, 0.25 cm long, to the apex of the mentum 0.4 cm long, 0.1 cm wide, with an oblong base decurrent on the column-foot, mentum oblong, straight, obtuse, dorsally pilose, 0.14 cm long. Petals obliquely lanceolate, acute, 1-nerved, 0.25 cm long, 0.08 cm wide. Lip erect, above the middle strongly recurved, in outline lanceolate, 0.43 cm long, 0.13 cm wide, in the middle on either side orbicular-dilated and ciliolate (lateral lobes), apex carnose-thickened, convex, rounded, in the basal part concave, 3-nerved, inside in basal half with two puberulous keels, with an additional keel decurrent from the thickened apex. Column short, broad, above the middle bipartite, 0.08 cm long, arms broad, concave, convex outside. Column-foot making a sharp angle with the ovary, straight, linear, 0.13 cm long. Ovary sparsely pubescent, 0.2 cm long. (After Smith, 1911)

Not recorded.

Epiphyte in lowland forest. Altitude 0 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua (Indonesia). See map

distribution in New Guinea

Warm growing epiphyte.

January, October.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Podochileae
  • Subtribe Eriinae
  • Genus Ceratostylis
  • Section Ceratostylis
  • Species Ceratostylis recurva
  • Smith, J.J., Nova Guinea 8, 3 (1911) 545, t. 86C
  • Smith, J.J., Nova Guinea 12, 3 (1915) 265

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Ceratostylis recurva

Ceratostylis recurva J.J.Sm., drawing J.J. Smith, from von Römer 660