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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Cleisostoma (Greek, closed mouth, referring to the structure of the spur). Orchidaceae. Epiphytic orchids, adapted to the warmhouse.

Stems leafy: lvs. coriaceous, flat or nearly terete: sepals and petals adnate to the column, spreading; labellum with a large saccate spur; column short, thick; pollinia 2. From E. Asia and Austral.—A genus comprising in the neighborhood of 40 species, which suggest Saccolabium. The plants are little known in Amer. They require the treatment usually given Aerides. The leading species are C. crassifolium, Lindl., from India, with small green rosy-lipped fls. in nodding panicles, and thick recurved lvs. 10 in. long. J.F. 4:397; and C. ringens. Reichb. f., Philippines, with yellowish white purple-lipped fls. with orange spot on side lobes, spur large, in few-fld. racemes: lvs. 3-4 in. long. C. Dawsonianum, Reichb. f., is a Trichoglottis; C. multiflorum, Hort., is probably Aerides multiflorum. C. secundum, Rolfe, a recent introduction from Burma, has light rose-pink fls.; that are turned sidewise, the front lobe of the lip rose-purple, borne on a scape 3-4 in. long: lvs. lance-oblong, about 4-5 in. long and ½-in. broad.


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