Cheirostylis merrillii (Ames & Quisumb.) Ormerod 1998

Flower Drawings

Plant Photo TYPE Drawings and Photo by Ames & Quisumbing


Common Name Merrill's Cheirostylis [American Botanist in the Philippines 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Taiwan and the Philippines on moss covered logs on mossy ground at elevations around 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a terete, erect, somtimes decumbent basally stem long white vilose above the leaves carrying crowded above the middle, vaginate basally, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute, somewhat asymetrical, membraneous, light green, dark green reticulated leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, rachis 3 to 3.2" [7.5 to 8 cm] long, long white villose, laxly several flowered inflorescence with membraneous, narrowly lanceolate, long and acutely acuminate, sparsely pubescent bracts amd carrying white flowers.

Synonyms *Adenostylis merrillii Ames & Quisumb. 1931; Hayata merrillii (Ames & Quisumb.) T.C.Hsu & S.W.Chung 2010; Hayata tabiyahanensis var. merrillii (Ames & Quisumb.) T.P.Lin 2016

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Adenostylis merrillii drawing fide;