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


Photo/drawing by Jin Xiaohua and The E Flora of China Website

Full shade Cool LATE Fall EARLIERWinter

Common Name The Malipo Cheirostylis [An Area of southernmost Yunnan bordering with northern Vietnam] - In China Ma li po cha zhu lan

Flower Size .35" [7.5 mm]

Found in southeastern Yunnan province of China in forests on limestone mountains at elevations of 1100 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 4, green, often reticulated with dark green, ovate-cordate, acute to subacuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and earlier winter on a terminal, erect, peduncle 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 sterile bracts pubescent, rachis usually less than .4" [1 cm] long, 2.4 to 3.6" [6 to 9 cm] long overall, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence and ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts.


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