Cleisocentron pallens print
Clctn. pallens from The Orchids of the Sikkim-Himalaya

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Cleisocentron
Brühl 1926
Type Species
Cleisocentron pallens

Cleisocentron is a genus comprised of around five species.


The genus is distributed from Northern Himalayas, Northern India to Northern Borneo.


Plants in this genus are epiphytes with teret stems.


Plant grows from cool to intermediate conditions with medium amounts of light. Plants should be potted in medium bark or sphagnum moss. Water everytime when the mix has just about dried.


The genus is named after a spur on the plant being almost closed by 2 calli.

Species Edit

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