It is my pleasure to present few images of Cleisostoma tenuifolium  (Orchidaceae


Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, epiphytic, semi-evergreen forest fringe. 

Sighting: Hassan, Karnataka, about 1000 msl. 

Date: 24-06-2016 and 11-07-2016

Very nice sir. Thanks for sharing.   


Cleisostoma tenuifolium:
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Picture of Cleisostoma tenuifolium.

It would be nice if you can add the locations of this images.

This was from my personal collection grown in Bangalore.

Thanks for letting me know. I imagine if this is found in wild in western Ghats? May be … will know. Bulbophyllum guttulatum is found in Northeast India.

Yes. This is found in the Western Ghats. A very small species though. The flowers are probably 1/2 cm and the leaves are probably 2-3 inches long. The Bulbophyllum guttulatum is indeed from the NE.

Cleisostoma tenuifolium :  Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.

Cleisostoma tenuifolium
Location – Goa.
July 2013

Very good find. I hope it is growing wild and is an epiphytic orchid species.

Yes got this in wild only. At Cotigao wildlife sanctuary Goa.

Orchidaceae fortnight : Cleisostoma tenuifolium :  Attachments (1). 5 posts by 4 authors.

Please find attached a pic of Cleisostoma tenuifolium (L.) Garay


Cleisostoma tenuifolium (L.) Garay SN Oct 10 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Cleisostoma tenuifolium (L.) Garay (Sarcanthus peninsularis Dalzell) is an epiphytic orchid from Sringeri area of Karnataka

Cant confirm without flowers but I am sure you have seen. tenuifolium and rostratum and many other species have similar leaves.


Presenting a few images of  Cleisostoma tenuifolium,Orchidaceae
Habitat:Wild,epiphytic,semi-evergreen forest fringe.
Sighting:Vastare,Chikmagalur,Karnataka about 1200 msl
Date:12-07-2016 and 14-07-2016

yes this should be Cleisostoma tenuifolium


96 ID wild plant Orchid:

Please ID wild plant Orchid,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Flower date: 21.06.2021, 10.20am
Altitude: 1400fsl
Habitat: wild, moisture, rooted on trees
Plant habit: orchid, slight obliqued, hard stem, rooted on branches of a tree, long lasting
Height: 15cm
Leaves: alternate, lengthy, size:10×.7cm, 2mm thickness
Flower: diameter:6mm, yellow with red shade, non fragrant
Fruit: ovate rigid beans, green into brown, size:2×.5cm
Camera: mobile LG K10 2017 13mp +macro lens

Cleisostoma tenuifolium (L.) Garay

Thanks, …, for id as Cleisostoma tenuifolium

Possibly Cleisostoma, may be tenuifolium. I need to see the leaves.

Cleisostoma is not so easy. They all look the same but then pollinia differs.