Cheirostylis griffithii Lindl. 1857

Another Plant and Flower Photos by David Kuehn

Plant Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz Copyright

Full shadeWarmColdWinterTo Spring

Common Name or Meaning Griffith's Cheirostylis [English Physician and Orchid Collector in India late 1800's] - In China Da Hua Cha Zhu Lan

Flower Size 3/4 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Assam, Bangladesh, Eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Sikkim, Burma, and Thailand in forests in damp areas in hill evergreen forests in damp humus at elevations of 1000 to 2100 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing terretrial orchid with a decumbant base carrying 3 to 4, pendulous, elliptic-ovate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that are pubescent on the back and have a pubescent ovary as well

Synonyms Cheirostylis macrantha Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as C macrantha drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen #5 17-20 tafel 6 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide

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