Cheirostylis dendrophila Schltr. 1911

Plant Drawing Drawing by NHS Howcroft and The Papua New Guinea Orchid News Website

Full shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Epiphytic Cheirostylis

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in New Guinea often overhanging streams and watercourses in crooks of trees in humus at elevations of 250 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying 2 to 4, erect-patent, grading smaller above, well spaced, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, subrotund below into the petiollate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, pubescent, 1.6" [4 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cheirostylis dendrophila var. lancilabris Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Cheirostylis dendrophila var. lancilabris drawing fide