Cheirostylis moniliformis (Griff.) Seidenf. 1978 Drawing/photo by © BHAUMIK & PATHAK, 2006; D, E, F, G: A. Bhattacharjee

Drawing Drawing by © Seidenfaden

Common Name The Necklace Shaped Cheirostylis

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Assam and the eastern Himalayas at elevations of 150 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with glabrous bracts and ovary, acuminate petals and epichile with 2 broad green patches at the base thereby separating it from the similar C flabellata.

Photo Above – Comparison plate: ‘Cheirostylis chinensis var. glabra Bhaumik & M. K. Pathak’. A. Labellum; B. Petal; C. Column with anther-cap – Cheirostylis moniliformis (Griff.) Seidenf.; D-E. Labellum; F. Petal; G. Column A-C: after BHAUMIK & PATHAK, 2006; D, F-G: A. Bhattacharjee 34819 A, CAL; E: A. Bhattacharjee 34819 B, CAL

Synonyms Cheirostylis bhotanensis Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Cheirostylis chinensis var. glabra Bhaumik & M.K.Pathak 2005 publ. 2006; *Zeuxine moniliformis Griff. 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; *Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Candollea 67(1): 31-35 2012 On the status of some species of Cheirostylis Blume (Orchidaceae) from India Avishek Bhattacharjee