Cheirostylis didymacantha Seidenf. 1978


Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha and the Butterflys & Wild Orchids Gallery

Full ShadeWarmCool Winter

Common Name The Split in Two Epichile Cheirostylis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Thailand with a tuber giving rise to a short stem carrying 3 to 4, large for the genus, lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erectvery thin, pubescent, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, few to 4 flowered inflorescence with an acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

Said to be a synonym of C spathulata and most likely is but I have kept them separate for now.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 ; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 as syn of C spathulata