Cheirostylis yunnanensis Rolfe 1896 Photos by Hendrik Jacobs the Orchids Online Australia website

Full shadeWarmSpring

Common Name The Yunnan Cheirostylis - In China Yun Nan Cha Zhu Lan - In Thailand Ueang din pak pat yunnan

Flower Size .45 to .6" [1.1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand in leaf litter on forest floor at elevations of 600 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with a prostrate, moniliform, pale green pseudobulb carrying 2 to 5, ovate to shortly acuminate, 5 veined, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terete, puberulous, 3.88 to 5.28" [9.7 to 13.2 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, subtubular, acuminate, puberulous bracts and has ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, puberulous floral bracts.

Synonyms Cheirostylis josephi Schltr.1921; Cheirostylis munnacampensis A.N.Rao 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as C montana not drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo hmm; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; 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/photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Candollea 67(1): 31-35 2012 On the status of some species of Cheirostylis Blume (Orchidaceae) from India Avishek Bhattacharjee A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo