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Orchid Species: Cleisostoma vitellinum

Kew currently accepted name is Pomatocalpa spicatum

Cleisostoma vitellinum is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1876. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Pomatocalpa spicatum.
Genus
Cleisostoma (Cleis.)
Grex
vitellinum
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1876
ORIGIN: Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Bhutan, Sikkim, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, southern China, Vietnam, the Malay peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sulawesi and the Philippines in evergreen lowland forests and primary montane forests at elevations of 200 to 1600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a thick stem carrying 4 to many, ligulate, broadly and unequally rounded apically, leathery, wavy margined leaves that blooms in the late winter, spring and summer on a simple or sparsely few branched, pendant, stout, short to 6.8 [17 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with the flowers held at the apex in a clump with successively opening, somewhat cup-shaped flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/2 inch [1.25 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Pomatocalpa Pmcpa setulense 1947 (Ridl.) Holttum
Add+ Pomatocalpa Pmcpa spicatum 1829 Breda
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis crassum 1896 Ridl.
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis expansum 1878 Rchb.f.
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis uteriferum 1890 Hook.f.
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis wendlandorum 1856 Rchb.f.
Add+ Pomatocalpa Pmcpa expansum 1912 (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm.
Add+ Pomatocalpa Pmcpa mannii 1912 (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm.
Add+ Pomatocalpa Pmcpa spicata
Add+ Pomatocalpa Pmcpa vitellinum 1925 (Rchb.f.) Ames in E.D.Merrill
Add+ Pomatocalpa Pmcpa wendlandiae
Add+ Pomatocalpa Pmcpa wendlandorum 1912 (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm.
Add+ Saccolabium Slm hobsonii 1911 Ridl.
Add+ Saccolabium Slm setulense 1911 Ridl.
Add+ Saccolabium Slm uteriferum 1907 (Hook.f.) Ridl.
Add+ Saccolabium Slm wendlandianum 1893 (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. in H.G.Reichenbach
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis mannii 1872 Rchb.f.
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