Cheirostylis calcarata X.H.Jin & S.C.Chen 2007

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


Drawing by Sun Yingbao and The eFlora of China Website

Full shade Cool LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Limestone Loving Cheirostylis in China Duan ju cha zhu lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China in forests on limestone at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with an almost vertical, fleshy rhizome becoming a short stem carrying 4 to 5, withered at blooming, lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal erect, peduncle 5.2" [13 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 sterile bracts, pubescent, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate to lanceoalte, glabrous, shorter to a bit longer than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven & Duyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Duyuan 2010 darwing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide