Cheirostylis pusilla Lindl. 1840 Photo by Matthew and The www.planta.cn Website

drawing Photo by Seidenfaden

Full shade Warm EARLIER Fall

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

Flower Size small

Found in Taiwan, the Chinese Himalayas, southern Yunnan province China, Assam eastern Himalayas, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam 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.

Synonyms Cheirostylis malleifera C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874; Cheirostylis pusilla var. simplex T.P.Lin 2017

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1965 corrections drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 as C malleifera drawing fide; 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; Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan photo plant only

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