Cheirostylis dendrophila Schltr. 1911

Plant Drawing Drawing by NHS Howcroft and The Papua New Guinea Orchid News Website

Full shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name The Epiphytic Cheirostylis

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in New Guinea often overhanging streams and watercourses in crooks of trees in humus at elevations of 250 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying 2 to 4, erect-patent, grading smaller above, well spaced, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, subrotund below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, pubescent, 1.6" [4 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cheirostylis dendrophila var. lancilabris Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Cheirostylis dendrophila var. lancilabris drawing fide