Ceratostylis formicifera giriwoensis

Ceratostylis formicifera J.J.Sm. var. giriwoensis J.J.Sm., Nova Guinea 12, 3 (1915) 266

Type: Janowsky 135 (holo BO?; iso L)

Leaf terete, grooved above up to the apex, 2.2-2.5 by 0.13 cm. Flowers 0.58 cm long. Lip with the apex more abbreviated than in the typical variety. (After Smith, 1915).

Colours: Flower light violet.

Habitat: Epiphyte in lowland forest.

Flowering time in the wild: July.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia). See map: 125-53M.JPG

Cultivation: Warm growing epiphyte.