Botanical name: Cleisocentron pallens Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Saccolabium pallens, Cleisocentron trichromum, Gastrochilus trichromus
Pale Closed-Spur Orchid is a medium to giant sized, tree-dwelling orchid with a branched stem enveloped by fibrous, leafless and leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying narrowly oblong, slightly tapering, obliquely bifid at tip, stalkless, jointed leaves. The plant blooms in the summer on a divergent, one-sided, 3-7 cm long, few flowered inflorescence with broad, blunt floral bracts. Flowers are up to 3 cm long white or pinkish white; bracts brown, triangular, 5x5 mm, persistent. Sepals are ovate-lanceshaped 8-9 x 2.5-3 mm, posterior sepal 7 x 2 mm; two lateral petals of inner whorl slightly smaller, 6 x 2 mm, ovate-lanceshaped. Lip is attached to the column, trilobed in the upper part, spur 15 x 6 mm, slightly curved, sac-like, column up to 5 mm. Flower-stalk including ovary is 2.3 cm. Pale Closed-Spur Orchid is found in E. Himalaya to Myanmar. Flowering: August-September.
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