Cleisostoma aspersum – Stereochilus bicuspidatus


Cleisostoma aspersum (Rchb. f.) Garay 1972, other botanical names also accepted by some sources Cleisostoma bicuspidatus Hkr.f 1890 and Stereochilus bicuspidatus (Hook. f.) King & Pantl. 1898, is an epiphytic growing miniature orchid species, native to the Himalayas, India (Sikkim), Nepal, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Bhutan, Thailand and Vietnam. The tiny, yellow flowers get a size of just about 1 cm.
Flowering period: Spring - Summer. Cleisostoma aspersum (Stereochilus bicuspidatus) orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival).

The tropical miniature orchid requires warm - hot temperatures and a location in partial shade to full shade. Plants should be kept humid, but not wet, whilst waterings should be restricted during the dormancy period in winter.

Cleisostoma aspersum - Stereochilus bicuspidatus
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Image: Cleisostoma aspersum (Stereochilus bicuspidatus)
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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