Cheirostylis cristata Avery. 2010 TYPE Drawing by Averyanov and The Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

Full shade Hot LATErWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Callous Cheirostylis [refers to the peculiar cristate papillae on the lateral sides of the hypochile]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Vietnam in broad-leaved evergreen forests on rocky limestone at elevations of 400 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to an erect stem carrying 2 to 5, basal, rather thick, elliptic to triangular-ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaves and with 3 to 4, small, green, membraneous, cuneate, acuminate, sterile bracts above that blooms in the later winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, sparsely tomentose, to 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;