Cheirostylis cochinchinensis Blume 1859 Photo by Photo by Yodnom

Inflroescence in situ Photo by Pierre Bonnet from the Orchis project website

Common Name The Cochin-Chinese Cheirostylis - In China Zhi Wei Cha Zhu Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Thailand?, Vietnam, and Taiwan in wet broad-leaved and coniferous mossy forests on rocky limestone at elevations of 700900 meteres as a miniature to small sized, hot growing, terrestrial with 1 to 4, dark green overlaid with a light green median stripe, triangular-ovate to cordate, acute leaves that blooms in the winter without leaves on a sparsely pubescent, 9.4" [23.5 cm] long, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence weith triangular-ovate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

CAUTION< I have reservations as to this determination very well could be C flabellata, I need more references.

SynonymsCheirostylis taichungensis S.S.Ying 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing ok; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;

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