Cheirostylis tortilacinia C.S.Leou 1990

Photos by T C Hsu and the Taiwania 2020 vol.65 no.2 pp.237-248 - New and noteworthy orchids (Orchidaceae) discovered in Langbiang Plateau, southern Vietnam Tian-Chuan Hsu, Cheng-Wei Chen, Hsin-Chieh Hung, Nguyen Khanh Trinh Tram, Quang Cuong Truong, Hong Truong Luu, Chia-Wei Li 2020

Plant in situ Taiwan

Another Angle

Photos by Weitlian and The News 100 Website

Full shadeWarm Cool Winter

Common Name The Twisted Purple Cheirostylis [refers to the stem color and shape]

Flower Size

Found in central Taiwan and Vietnam in bamboo forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect fleshy stem carrying 2 to 6, cauline, ovate to lanceolate, membraneous, glabrous, narrowing to rounded to truncate below into the petiolate-like base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, peduncle .4 to 2" [1 to 5 cm] long, pubescent, provided with 1 to 3 sterile bracts, a rachis of less than .4" [1 cm] long, .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long overall, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, shorter than the ovary, abaxially hairy, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Cheirostylis chinensis var. tortilacinia (C.S.Leou) S.S.Ying 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2010 darwing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide; Taiwania 2020 vol.65 no.2 pp.237-248 - New and noteworthy orchids (Orchidaceae) discovered in Langbiang Plateau, southern Vietnam Tian-Chuan Hsu, Cheng-Wei Chen, Hsin-Chieh Hung, Nguyen Khanh Trinh Tram, Quang Cuong Truong, Hong Truong Luu, Chia-Wei Li 2020 photos fide

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