Cheirostylis pusilla Lindl. 1840 Photo by Matthew and The Website

Full shade Warm EARLIER Fall

Common Name The Tiny Cheirostylis - In China Xi xiao zhu lan

Flower Size small

Found in southern Yunnan province China in dense forest in deep shade at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect, terete, stem carrying 3 to 6, scattered along the stem, green, ovate, glabrous, acute, truncate-rounded below into the petiolate like base leaves that blooms in the earlier fall on a terminal, erect, glabrous to sparsely pubescent, .4 to 1" [1 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 sterile bracts and has green, ovate, shorter than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & wood 1992 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide