Cleisostoma

(Greek, closed mouth, referring to the structure of the spur). Orchiddcca, tribe Vandea. Epiphytes : stems leaf : lvs. coriaceous, flat or nearly terete: sepals and petals adnate to the column, spreading; labellum with a large saccate spur; column short, thick; pollinia 2. From eastern Asia and Austral. A genus comprising in this neighborhood 40 species, which suggest Saccolabium. The plants are little known in Amer. The leading species are C. crucifo
lium, Lindl., and 0. ringens, Reiclib. f. U. Dawsonimnum, Reichh. f., is a Trichoglottis; C. multillorum, Hort., is probably AEirides multiflorum. Oakes Arms.