Cheirostylis chinensis Rolfe 1895 Photo by Liu Yan and The Chinese Orchid Society Website

Another Inflorescence Photo by Photo by Anon

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Common Name The Chinese Cheirostylis - In China Zhong Hua Cha Zhu Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Myanamar, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Taiwan and the Philippines in wet broad-leaved and coniferous mossy forests on rocky limestone at elevations of 200 to 1550 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial or lithophyte with one to 5, basal, dull gray green, narrowly ovate to ovate-cordate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, tomentose, 9.4" [23.5 cm] long, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, acuminate, sparsely hairy to sub-glabrous, longer than the ovaries floral bracts

Synonyms Cheirostylis philippinensis Ames 1908; Cheirostylis taiwanensis Yamam. 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo ok

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