Cheirostylis tortilacinia C.S.Leou 1990

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Full shadeWarm Cool Winter

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

Flower Size

Found in central Taiwan in bamboo forests at elevations of 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, pubescent, .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, with 1 to 3 sterile bracts, a rachis of less than .4" [1 cm] long, 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;