Cheirostylis goldschmidtiana Schltr.1915

Plant in situ northern Malaysia Photos by Rogier Van Vugt

Full Warm Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning Goldschmidt's Cheirostylis [German Orchid Enthusiast early 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found only rarely in the penninsular Malaysia in forests in deep shade as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a fleshy, decumbent, short stem carrying a few, ovate acute, glabrous, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, thin, papilose hairy towards the apex, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with a few bracts

Andre Schuttemann IDed this rarely seen terrestrial


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok