Cleisostoma birmanicum Schltr. Garay 1972


Cleisostoma birmanicum (Schltr.) Garay 1972 is a small epiphytic growing orchid species, native to Thailand, Myanmar (formerly Burma), China (Hainan) and Vietnam.

In 1922 the German botanist Rudolf Schlechter classified this orchid species as Echioglossum birmanicum, in the year 1972 the tropical plant has been revisted by Leslie A. Garay, an American botanist, as Cleisostoma birmanicum. The beautiful, fleshy, but small flowers reach a size of about 1,5 - 2 cm. Flowering period: April - May. Cleisostoma birmanicum orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival).

Cleisostoma birmanicum (Schltr.) Garay 1972
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Image: Cleisostoma birmanicum (Schltr.) Garay 1972
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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