Cheirostylis calcarata X.H.Jin & S.C.Chen 2007 Drawing by Sun Yingbao and The eFlora of China Website

Full shade Cool LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Limestone Loving Cheirostylis in China Duan ju cha zhu lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan Province of China in forests on limestone at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, coolgrowing terrestrial with an almost vertical, fleshy rhizome becoming a short stem carrying 4 to 5, withered at blooming, lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal erect, pubescent, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sterile bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven & Duyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Duyuan 2010 darwing fide;