Cheirostylis thailandica Seidenf. 1978 Photo by Supindham T.

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Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by David Kuehn

Plant Photo by Blog Gang

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Common Name The Thai Cheirostylis - In China Fan Ban Cha Zhu Lan - In Thailand Wan pai chaek

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China and Thailand in deep shade of open hill, evergreen forests at elevations around 1100 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 4, withered at blooming, broadly lanceolate, thin, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter on a pubescent, 4.4 to 8.8" [11 to 22 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with several sterile bracts and small, lanceolate, pubescent floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as C sp [2635] pg 83 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi & Deyuan 2009; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide

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