Cleisostoma rolfeanum Garay 1972


The Cleisostoma rolfeanum (King & Pantl.) Garay 1972 orchid species, native to Myanmar (formerly Burma) and the North of Thailand, has been named in honour to the English Botanist Robert Allen Rolfe. Flowers of the epiphytic growing Cleisostoma rolfeanum miniature orchid reach a size of just about 0,8 cm and are best viewed through a magnifying glass or a macro lens.Flowering period: July-August. Cleisostoma rolfeanum orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical miniature orchid requires intermediate – hot temperatures and bright light, but no full sun. In summer plants should be kept moist, but not wet, whilst waterings should be restricted during the winter rest.

Cleisostoma rolfeanum (King & Pantl.) Garay 1972
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Image: Cleisostoma rolfeanum (King & Pantl.) Garay 1972
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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