Sarcanthus capricornis is an orchid species identified by (Ridl.) Holttum in 1947. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cleisostoma capricorne.
ORIGIN: A small sized, monopodial, hot to warm growing epiphyte occurring in Thailand and Myanmar on karst limestone hills at elevations around 550 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte on stunted trees or as a lithophyte on the limestone beneath with a freely branching stem enveloped by imbricating old leaf sheaths carrying towards the apex, distichous, terete, strongly recurved [goat horn like], basally grooved leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, horizontal to suberect, unbranched, [21 to 55 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts and up to 5 flowers open at any one time.
FLOWER SIZE: 3/8 inch [8 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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