Cheirostylis flabellata (A.Rich.) Wight 1851 Photos by © Michael Pascoe and The Canada Plants Website

Another Flower? NOT

Another Angle NOT

Plant and Flower in situ NOT

Photos by ©Rik and Orchids Online Australia Website

Common Name The Small Fan Cheirostylis

Flower Size .32" [8mm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ovate, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying white flowers

MAJOR CAUTION I have no way of verifying these determinations so please use with caution. The first photo is close to the only refeference that I have which is a Thai species reference and it is not listed as from there, the second much less so

Synonyms *Goodyera flabellata A.Rich. 1841; Monochilus flabellatus (A.Rich.) Wight 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok to the first not to the second

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