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Orchid Species: Sarcanthus laosensis

Kew currently accepted name is Cleisostoma rostratum

Sarcanthus laosensis is an orchid species identified by Guillaumin in 1964. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cleisostoma rostratum.
Genus
Sarcanthus (Snths.)
Grex
laosensis
Parents
Species
Author
Guillaumin
Year
1964
ORIGIN: Found in Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan and Yunnan provinces of China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam in shady places and rocky cliffs in primary and secondary, evergreen, broad leafed coniferous and deciduous forests at elevations of 300 to 650 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a suberect, sometimes branching stem carrying many, narrowly lanceolate, coriaceous, shortly caudate apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, from the upper nodes of the stem, pendant, loosely many flowered that blooms in the summer on a pendant, 9 [22.5 cm] long, many [35 to 45] flowered inflorescence.

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+ Cleisostoma Cleis rostratum 1972 (Lindl.) Garay
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis recurvum (Hook.) ined..
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis fordii 1876 Hance
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis simondianum 1972 (Gagnep.) Garay
Add+ Saccolabium Slm simondii 1951 Gagnep.
Add+ Sarcanthus Snths rostratus 1825 Lindl. ex Hook.
Add+ Sarcanthus Snths simondianus 1951 Gagnep.
Add+ Vanda V recurva 1825 Hook.
Add+ Vanda V rostrata 1825 G.Lodd.
Add+ Sarcanthus Snths fordii 1903 (Hance) Rolfe
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