Cheirostylis marmorifolia Aver. 2000

Type Drawing photo/drawing by Leonid Averyanov and The Vietnamese Orchids ID Key Website

Full shade Warm LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Marbled Leaved Cheirostylis

Flower Size .35" [7.5 mm]

Found in Vietnam in wet broad-leaved and coniferous mossy forests on rocky limestone at elevations of 400 to 1500 as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a short stem carrying 2 to 4, basally rosulate, ovate, rigid, light green with silvery white and contrasting dark green venation, abruptly narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later fall through early spring on a terminal, erect, pubescent, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with pubescent, shorter than the densely pubescent ovary, floral bracts

Synonyms Cheirostylis marmorata Aver. 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lindleyana 14: 216 Averyanov 1999 as C marmorata drawing fide; *Turczaninowia 3(2): 19 Leonid Averyanov 2000 Photo/Drawing fide